A former derelict brownfield site in Bramley has been transformed into eight two bed houses for local residents on the housing register. We are proud to have been involved in creating new high quality homes for some of the 400 people on the list in the area, some of whom have been awaiting housing for ten years.
Locally regarded as an eyesore following its demolition in 2012, the former Lord Cardigan pub was subject to antisocial behaviour, so was taken down as part of the councils derelict and nuisance programme. It’s now being given back to the community to meet the housing needs.
All of the properties have been built to the best possible energy efficient standards. Heat recovery systems in each home help to safely recycle heat whilst triple glazed windows and excellent insulation were installed to help keep fuel bills low and to limit the impact on the environment. It was important to us to include these money saving systems into each of the properties to keep the tenants financial outgoings to a minimum.
We designed & constructed open plan living and dining areas which led to light and spacious zones for the families to relax within. The two large bedrooms on the first floors were future proofed by being designed in such a way that they could be turned from two rooms into three relatively easy, if the need arose. The tenants are also benefiting from their own fenced off garden space and allocated off street parking, all located off a private access road.
The site is located within a built up area with a series of shops, houses, schools, a church and a care home within close proximity. The works had to meticulously planned to ensure there were non-disruptive to the public so extra care was taken to carely evaluate working hours, noise, dust and any possible disturbance to the surrounding areas.
Before the works commenced onsite we met with the council and local residents & people of Bramley to inform them of the works and respond to any concerns or queries that they may have.