Newton Heath, East Manchester
To refurbish further empty homes for veterans
Award winning BTP Architects has helped deliver more homes for veterans, after work was completed on phase two of a scheme made famous by the BBC programme DIY SOS.
With the first phase picking up a 'highly commended' at the recent RICS 2016 Grand Final, the £900k second phase involves BTP working for veterans' charity Haig Housing to transform a further 17 empty houses into modern homes for veterans.
BTP are project architects on this second phase working in partnership with contractors Kier to convert the properties into 14 contemporary homes – complete with access to support, education and training. Monday 24thOctober 2016 saw the official handover of the latest two properties to incoming ex-service personnel.
Accessibility was a key consideration for BTP when designing the homes, including converting two properties into new larger homes to ensure they met the needs of residents.
Our role initially involved surveying the dilapidated properties and then preparing detailed design proposals for the conversions.
I would not hesitate in recommending BTP to anyone in need of their range of services. Our project has benefited greatly from the expertise of their staff and we would be very happy to work with them again in the future.
Simon Griffin, Haig Housing