Repair of listed almshouses and regeneration of estates within conservation areas
We worked with the Trust for 14 years to upgrade listed buildings and create new dwellings on infill sites.
The Trust manages 150 almshouses over four estates in close proximity to Derby city centre.
Our long term relationship with the Trust commenced when we were commissioned to carry out quinquennial surveys of all 150 properties. We were selected due to our vast experience and successful track record in group repairs, listed buildings and estate regeneration.
All of the properties have had their fabric refurbished and repaired to secure another 60 years longevity. Over the 14 years of closely working with the estates management team, we developed a close understanding of the both residents and the Trust's needs. 90% of the refurbishments were carried out in properties occupied by persons over 55 which, meant sensitive planning and phasing of the works was required.
Significant projects and challenges whilst carrying out the repairs were presented and successfully delivered:
London Road estate ‐ A Group of 16th century Grade II listed almshouses and boardroom in a dense urban/commercial community west of the city centre.
Nottingham Road estate ‐ A large estate of houses and commercial units converted into almshouse status in the 1980s. Properties ranged from a 16th century coach house to Edwardian terraces situated on the Southern boundary of city centre.
Arthur Hinde Close ‐ A unique estate of 1970s interlocking bungalows on a steep site situated in a residential area to the East of Derby.
Franchise Street ‐ A 1970s development of two storey flats to the North of the city centre. These were designed around a landscaped garden to provide privacy and a sense of independence from the surrounding terraced streets.