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.