Having undertaken a similar project in Bristol, the Community Self Build Agency (CBSA) recruited a team of veterans to help build their own homes on the site of a former centre for disabled people in George Place, Plymouth City Centre. A total of 24 one-bedroom apartments were constructed for Devon and Cornwall Housing and Plymouth City Council. 12 of the homes were allocated to the self-building veterans, six of the homes were allocated to those with learning disabilities and the remaining six were allocated for general needs affordable rent.

Principle Contractor:  Interserve

Devon and Cornwall Housing/Community Self Build Agency/Plymouth City Council


Construction of 24 one-bedroom homes as part of a three-storey block.

Cost of Build:


Location: Plymouth
Type of Contract: Social Housing
Aircrete Contractor: Interserve
Build Time: 14 months