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Delivering the first social housing project for the council in 30 years

This D&B scheme to provide a terrace of 6 x 3 bedroom 3 storey houses and a 1 x 3 bedroom 2 storey wheelchair unit is situated within a typical inner London residential area bordered by a mixture of 2 storey houses and high rise flats.

The scheme represents the first new council houses constructed by the London Borough of Newham for 30 years and has been well received by the Council and tenants alike.

The buildings are of timber frame construction enclosed with facing brick walls and fitted with aluminium windows and doors under flat roofs. The development includes the associated infrastructure, drainage and hard and soft landscaping. Attenuation was provided to the surface water drainage system to control the outflow of water into the Victorian drainage system under the public highway.

The properties benefit from exceptional levels of day lighting through fenestration and a central atrium. Amenity space is provided by private gardens to the front and rear of the properties.

The buildings were designed and built to meet the requirements of NHBC Buildmark, CFSH level 4, Lifetime Homes, Secured by Design and the Building Regulations.

The clean, crisp contemporary design of the new housing made it a finalist at the 2016 Housing Design Awards and the Inside Housing Top 60 Developments Awards in the ‘Best Designed Development of the Year’ category.

Client
London Borough of Newham

Consultants
Bell Phillips - Architect
IGM Associates Ltd - Quantity Surveyor

Contract value
£1.28m

Contract period
40 weeks

Location
Florence Road, London E6

Ark Build PLC
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Loughton Business Centre
Langston Road
Loughton
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