United House wins £7.8million contract with Family Mosaic for new homes in Islington

Leading developer and contractor United House has won a contract to build 52 new homes in Islington, North London for housing provider Family Mosaic.

United House has been awarded the contract, worth £7.8million, for the second phase of a new mixed tenure residential development in Courtauld Road, designed by Stephen Davy Peter Smith and Pollard Thomas & Edwards architects. The site is split into two sections, East site and West site, currently occupied by light industrial and residential buildings.

United House will undertake the refurbishment of an existing Victorian warehouse to create 15 new apartments, along with the construction of four new blocks to deliver a total of 52 homes: 20 for general rent, 10 shared ownership and 22 for private sale. The new buildings will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and the development will also provide integrated refuse space and secure cycle storage.

The scheme presents a number of technical challenges, including the incorporation of an electrical sub-station into one of the new East site blocks. United House will be undertaking close liaison with residents living near the site to minimise disruption during the construction process. Work is due to commence on site in September and is expected to complete in autumn 2014.

Jeffrey Adams, Group Chief Executive of United House, said:

“United House has built an outstanding reputation for delivering developments which combine both conversion and restoration of industrial buildings and new-build. Courtauld Road will serve as another example of how we build quality homes for rent, shared ownership and private sale. We are looking forward to delivering the scheme as part of the wider redevelopment strategy for the area.”

Dick Mortimer, Group Property Services Director of Family Mosaic, said:

“We are delighted to be working with United House again as we deliver yet more affordable homes for London. This project is the final part of a six year regeneration project after we purchased land in order to create a sustainable community in Islington.”