Using the H+H Rå Build method of construction , this mix of 1 and 2 bedroomed apartments was built to provide case and support for independently living people with special needs.
The 53 unit flagship scheme offers accommodation with the necessary facilities to allow those with support and care requirements to live independently. The building is designed to integrate accessible dwellings, care resources and shared communal facilities in a secure environment whilst being environmentally friendly. H+H aircrete contributes to the building’s high level of thermal insulation and when coupled with high efficiency boilers and rainwater recycling the scheme achieved a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating.
Rising up to 4 storeys high, the project is made up of a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained apartments for rent with extensive communal areas. The Rå build method of construction with solid external walls, cavity separating walls, and PCC plank separating floors was the preferred approach, with an insulated external render. Approximately 110,000 H+H UK aircrete blocks were used in the build.
To facilitate areas with brick facings, some of the external elevations are of cavity construction, with 100mm cavity. 100mm full fill mineral wool was used. The entire interior is finished with plasterboard dry lining on dabs. A stand and seam aluminium clad roof completes the building.