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.
|Main Contractor:||McPhilips Ltd, Horton House, Hortonwood 50, Telford,
Shropshire, TF1 7FG
|Clients:||Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way, Old Park Telford, TF3 4AW|
|Project:||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.|
|Value:||Total value of the block-work alone was approximately £300,000. The entire project value was worth £9 million.|
|Location:||Parkwood Extra Care Scheme, Park Lane, Woodside, Telford, TF7 5HN.|
|Type of Contract:||JCT Design & Build Contract|
|Architect:||Supporta Architecture, Bartfleet House, 165A Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0DJ.|
|Inner shell sub-contractor:||Minett Group|
|External insulated render sub-contractor:||Repex ltd, Wiltshire House, High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8H|