The scheme involved the design and build of 95 one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a three-bedroom maisonette for Rooftop Housing. The accommodation site comprises 38 over 55’s apartments, 5 wheelchair access apartments and over 50 general use apartments; on the site of a former garage and supermarket building, just in the centre of the historical town.
The build consisted of a five-storey steel framed structure with concrete and metal deck flooring and SFS walling with a backslip cladding system. The scheme was complicated however, by party wall issues and poor ground conditions, along with the need to avoid digging into the ground, which may have disturbed any underlying Archaeology. A CFA piled solution adopted with ground beams sat on the existing ground, the site level was also raised around the building.
CCE additionally had to avoid a culverted water course running through the site, with five wells uncovered during piling works burying intact Victorian cellars, as well as working around a live sub-station that could not be relocated until late on in the program.