This mixed tenure design and build scheme for Family Mosaic involved the challenging refurbishment of a Victorian warehouse, together with the new build of four further residential blocks to provide 52 new dwellings, in a mix of social rented and private properties. Accommodation varies from one to four bedrooms, across three to five storeys.
The site footprint was very tight, with little space for site facilities or materials storage. We adopted a ‘Just-in-Time’ policy for deliveries, which were then off-loaded by tower crane straight to the floors of the blocks where they were needed; using a Cantideck system to facilitate the process, with off-loading bays being established on the scaffold elevations.
The tower crane was used in the construction of the concrete frame, and the new roof to the warehouse, together with the brickwork elevations. It was also used to transport bulk materials such as metal components and plasterboard, as well as to remove rubbish.
The development achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. The warehouse refurbishment, designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, was shortlisted for a BREEAM Award 2015. The project was also the winner of a 2015 ‘Green Apple’ Gold award.