Tuesday 8th March, 2016
As part of the HCA’s Affordable Homes Programme, we were appointed by North Durham housing provider, Derwentside Homes as their strategic project manager to oversee a £12m investment programme over a three-year period. This included the project management of three assets – Castle Court, Derwent Crescent and Lynwood House.
Our main responsibilities included:
The following schemes were included in the HCA programme:
The delivery of this project brought together three individual buildings into one accommodation consisting of 41 luxury self-contained one and two bedroom apartments. The development includes communal lounges, multi-functional rooms, communal kitchens, gym area, community gardens and five 2-bedroom new build bungalows were built within the grounds of the development.
The scheme itself was challenging as it involved the conversion of three buildings - two of which that were non-residential and was situated within a conservation area, restricting the overall design. The scheme was awarded the RICS North East Awards Residential Development of the year.
Derwent Crescent - £2m
The project was a new build development, consisting of 25 three bedroom houses for affordable rent.
Lynwood House - £5.4m
The project required the demolition of an existing care home and construction of 34 2 bedroom apartments, community centre and GP surgery. The scheme was delivered using BIM Stage 2 design delivery, as a pilot to determine the long-term benefits to the client.