This scheme involved the demolition of Ada Lewis House – a former women’s hostel building, and the design and construction of 45 mixed tenure homes in a five to six-storey L-shaped block.
The development comprises 45 homes; 39 for private rent, 4 for affordable rent and 2 for shared ownership (including 4 wheelchair adaptable).
During the demolition we uncovered some asbestos under the floor slab which was not identified on the original survey; this resulted in a 6 week delay whilst we undertook specialist measures to remove it in a controlled manner and safe manner. This involved scaffold tunnels to strip out heat ducts with asbestos tin roofs in place.
Associated works include the provision of a centralised boiler, plant areas, two lifts, bin stores and a cycle store for 80 bikes, together with hard and soft landscaping and planting. Although there is no parking available there are two disabled bays on site.
The construction involves RC Frame on piled foundations, with SFS infill, facing brickwork and Eternit Boarding cladding. A green roof, featuring PV panels.
Amenity space includes garden space, terraces and ‘winter gardens’. The majority of apartments have balconies; the fifth-floor homes benefit from roof gardens.