Scholes

Client

Wigan and Leigh Housing Trust

Project cost

£4.9 million

Location

Wigan

Project Description

One of the first new council housing developments in the country

We acted as architects and project managers on this scheme to provide 10 new two-storey houses and 42 apartments on two brownfield sites.

Key Features

  • Leading the design team and providing project management on site to deliver the homes on time, within budget and to an excellent quality.
  • Establishing a clear Client Brief. This was particularly important as this development was one of the first council developments in thirty years.
  • Designing houses compliant with the requirements for all funding stakeholders, for example, HCA, Code for Sustainable Homes, Lifetime Homes and Building for Life.
  • Identifying risks to the project, innovating and mitigating those risks. For example: Japanese knot weed; poor ground due to mining; obstructions in the ground and surface water solution.
  • Establishing pragmatic, sustainable and solutions focused house types which are easy for tenants to live in.
  • Delivering less carbon emissions and waste.
  • Supporting the local authority to realise the benefits of quality houses by adding value.
  • Provides low maintenance and low life cycle costs.

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