Build Energy is successfully drawing to a close on consultancy and testing works for 135 new, high-quality homes in Fenton for Seddon Construction.
The scheme includes the part-demolition of a former Workshop, which has been empty since 2013, and the building of a new sheltered housing scheme of 65 homes for supported accommodation – mainly for older people – as well as a mixture of 28 two and three-bedroom family homes at the entrance to the site. The existing frontage of the main Workshop building will be preserved.
The second site currently contains the council’s local centre and a car park that hosts the weekly Fenton outdoor market. A new public car park will be provided in this area, which will host the traders on market day.
Two apartment blocks providing 42 new affordable homes with private parking are to be built on the site. They have been designed so people on City Road would still be able to see through to the market and the cenotaph in Albert Square.
This development will see an additional £17 million invested into Fenton. Funding is being provided by the Housing Revenue Account capital programme and a grant from Homes England.
Seddon appointed BE to assist them with design advice and ultimately securing first-time passes on each of the plots. The Seddon team already had a good head-start on the houses and with some additional help they have done an excellent job and units are passing on the first attempt.
- Noise Assessment Review
- Air Permeability - Desktop Review
- Air Permeability - Site Advice Consultancy
- Air Permeability Testing