John Street, Newtownards
Build (with Contractor designed elements)
This scheme comprised both demolition and new build works on a challenging site in a built-up urban environment.
The new development consisted of the construction of 9no. new apartments with associated site works including hard and soft landscaping, paths, ramps, walls, fences and underground utility services works, including all new service installations, abandonment and diversion works.
The new buildings were part two storey and part three storey with rendered cavity walls / stone cladding and concrete tiled roof on timber rafters – for a subtle, stylish and sophisticated finish.
All dwelling units were successfully constructed to meet current Building Regs, DSD Social Housing Design Guide, Lifetime Homes, Considerate Constructors and Secure by Design.
Community integration, management and care were critical to project success. We did voluntary work for a number of the neighbours providing external upgrades and outdoor taps. We also donated play equipment to the local primary school after the playground was vandalised and existing equipment destroyed. In recognition of our work, John Street received the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Gold Award in 2018