This project involved the construction of 32 affordable housing units (including two accessible dwellings) of mixed types, including detached, single storey terraced, two storey terraced and two storey flatted. In addition to the housing units, roads and drainage infrastructure was constructed to serve the development.
The structural form was timber frame on reinforced concrete strip foundations.
Struer were appointed as civil and structural consultants from the outset and were responsible for delivering drawings and specifications to the successful contractor. Struers’ service continued through the construction stage to Practical Completion.
The main challenge involved securing Scottish Water and Roads Authority approvals. The new adopted roads required to be drained via SUDS and therefore both parties had to agree to the technical details and to the elements that they would be responsible for maintaining going forward. Struer co-ordinated the necessary approvals through making applications and arranging joint meetings with Scottish Water and the Roads Authority. In addition, there were a number of interfaces with existing private boundary walls and driveways. Residents had to be consulted in order to incorporate their requirements into the new scheme.
BENEFITS TO CLIENT:
The site has been transformed from unused vacant land into a high quality residential area.
The new roads and drainage that service the development will be maintained by the Roads Authority and Scottish Water. This will ensure that the high quality of the infrastructure will be sustained for many years to come.