H+H’s Rå Build method, using the Thin-Joint System of large format aircrete blocks and quick-drying Celfix Mortar provided the optimum solution.

Britannia Crescent is an arc-shaped development of 19 three-bedroom houses built on the site of the former Beach Coach Station car park in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The scheme was named in honour of the royal visit to the town as part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The development has been designed to the Lifetime Homes standard, which means the dwellings have been designed to be easily accessible for occupants including wheelchair and disabled visitors; the homes have been constructed to be easily adapted over time to meet the changing needs of their occupants. As such, the homes feature level thresholds and wider doorways, lit and covered entranceways and good accessibility throughout to allow people to enter, exit and move around the properties without physical barriers. As part of the Lifetime concept, the houses also feature a gully set into the bathroom floor to enable the room to be easily adapted in the future. The roof structure of the homes has also been designed to allow the attic to be easily modified to accommodate an additional future bedroom.

Principle Contractor: R G Carter Limited: 9-18 Drayton High Road, Drayton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 68A
Client: Great Yarmouth Development Company
Project: Old Coach Station, Royal Britannia Crescent, Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth
Location: Great Yarmouth
Type of contract: Design & Build
Architect: Norfolk Property Services: Nautilus House, 10 Central Avenue, St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HR
Aircrete contractor: Osborn Brickwork: Unit 31, Gateway 11, Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0WZ
Build time: Total build time from brownfield site to the completed 19 house development was 10 months