Customer
  • Customer: Acorn
  • Value: £5.8m
  • Duration: 81 weeks
  • Form of Contract: JCT Design and Build Contract 2011

 

Project Overview

The project consisted of the design and construction of 33 dwellings.

All constructed to a high specification with the layout and appearance in keeping with the listed industrial heritage of the local area also encompassing wharf character design.

This is both a traditional and contemporary designed development. All plots have fully fitted kitchens with laminate worktops and upstands,  contemporary open plan living and have gardens and balconies/terraces.

Overlooking the River Otter and a short walk from the High Street, these exclusive two, three and four bed homes are located in a highly desirable place to live.

 

Added Value

All works were sub-contracted except site management, general labouring, aftercare and forklift driving. All other works were locally sourced.

Community relationship building was key to the success of this scheme and we were delighted to install a canopy porch to a resident who allowed us to use scaffolding on their property.

Building 35 houses in keeping with countryside feel so as not to lose the quaint feel of the village made the local residents happy.

 

Challenges and Solutions

We were instructed to install a new vehicular and pedestrian bridge over the live brook. The challenges around this were some objections from local residents.

We were able to overcome this challenge with good neighbouring and communication, explaining our works and their impact weeks in advance. The local residents affected by our works were notified by a single point of contact from the Halsall team for any information they required.

We took this project on from a former development contractor that had started the foundation works. Unfortunately the contractor had gone into administration. We were able to keep some of the already appointed local subcontractors on.

 

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