The site was previously that of a sheltered housing block in a state of disrepair. Once demolished, A2Dominion worked in partnership with contractor Wates Living Space and South Oxfordshire District Council on the HCA-funded scheme to provide general needs housing. The development will offer much needed affordable housing in a mix of flats and terraced houses.

The development made use of the Rå Build method of construction throughout. This involves building the entire inner skin of a building including inner leaf, internal and separating walls using H+H aircrete. The development had to meet level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, as well as satisfying Parts L and E of the Building Regulations.

28 new affordable homes consisting of separate semi-detached houses and one, three-storey block of flats. There will be two one-bed flats, four two-bed flats, 13 two-bed houses and nine three-bed houses, one of which will be made suitable for a wheelchair bound resident. The site is completed with 51 parking spaces and makes use of micro-renewable technology in the shape of solar roof tiles.

Developer: Wates Living Space, Wates House, Station Approach, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7SW
Client: A2Dominion, 15th Floor Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London NW1 5WX
Project: The site was previously that of a sheltered housing block in a state of disrepair. Once demolished, A2Dominion worked in partnership with contractor Wates Living Space and South Oxfordshire District Council on the HCA-funded scheme to provide general needs housing. The development will offer much needed affordable housing in a mix of flats and terraced houses.
Build method: Ra Build: Thin jointed masonry shell with cavity wall construction as a labour-inclusive package
Value: £3.5 million. The aircrete value of the entire development is £439,000
Location: Royal Berkshire Court, Green Close, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 8TF
Type of contract: Design & Build
Architect: Calfordseaden, St John's House, 1a Knoll Rise, Orpington,Kent BR6 0JX
Block-laying subcontractor: Minett Group, Units 1 & 2 Raymond Close, Wollaston, Northants NN29 7RG. Minett Group is an established H+H UK recommended contractor