The works comprised the design and construction of 23 new affordable residential units as part of the redevelopment of a former fire station. The development provides support for independent living and mental health well-being and includes:
• 9 no. one-bedroom communal access flats (including 1 no. disabled)
• 6 no. one-bedroom walk-up flats
• 8 no. two-bedroom houses.
The scheme includes a residential block of nine supported flats to accommodate people with low-level mental health.
The project has achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3+ and the overall design ethos reflects the local character, enhancing and promoting a successful relationship between the existing residential properties and the proposed development. The development includes a variety of different units and styles with the properties effectively forming a “terrace” laid out around the main access road and turning head to create a courtyard style development with all properties overlooking the central area.
United Welsh Housing Association
JCT Design and Build
Tony King Architects
CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: