Current Developments

Plymouth City Council

Current March 3, 2017

Maidstone place site layout

Further Details

Development: Maidstone Place, Plymouth Terms of Contract: JCT Small Works Client: Plymouth City Council Architect: Mitchell Architects Engineer: Airey & Coles Planning Consultant: n/a Contract Administrator: Portfolio Transformation – PCC Principal Designer: Mitchell Architects

Project Description

Following the recent drive by central governments to provide additional affordable housing, Plymouth City Council embarked on a variety of pilot self-build projects to provide fully serviced self-build plots to local people. In order to facilitate the above, ED&B were commissioned to carry out the initial enabling works package which compromised the demolition of the existing garages and redundant gas governor building together with the widening of the existing access road and the connection of all new services to serve the individual plots. The project called for careful co-ordination with all of the existing residents along the access road in order to minimise disruption.

Langley Crescent

Current October 27, 2015

Further Details

Development:Land off Langley Crescent, Southway, Plymouth. Value: £1.7m Terms of Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011 Start Date: November 2016 Completion Date: October 2017 Contract Duration: 50 Weeks Client: Westward Housing Group Architect: Rogers & Jones Engineer: Airey & Coles Environmental: GEO Consulting Engineering Ltd Contract Administrator: Taylor Lewis Principal Designer: Taylor Lewis

Project Description

Langley Crescent comprises a gently sloping greenfield site on the outskirts of Southway in Plymouth. Following comprehensive site investigation by our geotechnical consulting engineers, the site was eventually given a clean bill of health and paved the way for a new residential housing development scheme of 14 houses and flats. However, the site was found to be overlain with substantial depths of fill and as a consequence, a piled foundation solution was recommended. In a positive attempt to embrace the new Government Guidelines for ‘Starter Homes’ (Homes for Sale to First Time Buyers Under 40 at 80% of Market Value) our clients, Westcountry Housing Association negotiated a mixed tenure development of shared ownership and starter homes with the landowners, Plymouth City Council. Eliot Design & Build Ltd co-ordinated the plan submission and final design culminating in 4 x 3-bedroom houses, 8 x 2-bed houses and 2 x 2-bedroom flats. The entire site is to be constructed incorporating energy efficient designs, some having contemporary mono-pitched roofs to respect the local vernacular. Owing to low permeability a dedicated storm water attenuation tank was incorporated into the final design to assist with sustainable urban drainage (SUDS).
Lakeside

Lakeside

Current September 18, 2015

Lakeside

Further Details

Development: Lakeside, Ernesettle, Plymouth Value: £TBA Terms of Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011 Start Date: TBA Completion Date: TBA Contract Duration: 50 Weeks Client: Westward Housing Group Architect: Rogers & Jones Engineer: Airey & Coles Contract Administrator: Taylor Lewis Ltd Principal Designer: Taylor Lewis Ltd

Project Description

This site formerly comprised a substantial Community Care building known locally as “Lakeside”. Our clients, Westcountry Housing Association acquired the site from Plymouth City Council and Eliot Design & Build Ltd were entrusted with the responsibility of obtaining Planning Permission for a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom houses and accommodation above the new garage block. Part of this remit extended to the design and development of the entire scheme including the necessary ecological enhancement surveys. As part of this process an emerging bat survey was required prior to the demolition of the existing Care Home. All of the units were designated for “affordable rent” for allocation to local families.
Park-En-Venton

Park-En-Venton

Current September 18, 2015

Park-En-Venton

Further Details

Development: Land off Park-En-Venton, MULLION, Cornwall Value: £2.4m Form of Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011 Start Date: Feb/March 2016 Completion Date: June 2017 Contract Duration: 56 weeks Client: Coastline Housing Association Architect: Mitchell Architects Engineer: Airey & Coles Planning Consultant:: EJFP Planning Contract Administrator: Taylor Lewis Principal Designer: Taylor Lewis

Project Description

A former agricultural field, this site fell into the category of a ‘rural exceptions site’ in the small west country village of Mullion, Cornwall. Following a comprehensive review of the local housing needs, Eliot Design & Build Ltd carried out various consultations jointly with their development partner, Coastline Housing Association culminating in a public consultation in the WI Village Hall attended by many of the local parishioners. All Affordable units will be constructed utilizing a fully insulated ‘timber frame’ solution, incorporating Air Source Heat Pumps in order to achieve energy efficient homes with low running costs. As part of the overall strategic viability, a degree of ‘cross-subsidary’ was needed to provide ‘in-house’ funding fro the sale of the open market homes.
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Woodgate (formerly Gypsy Lane)

Current April 7, 2015

Further Details

Development: Woodgate, Liskeard, Cornwall Value: £5.2M Terms of Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011 Start Date: November 2015 Completion Date: June 2017 Contract Duration: 68 Weeks Client: Westward Housing Group Architect: Mitchell Architects Engineer: MBA Consultancy Planning Consultant: Amethyst Planning/EJFP Planning Contract Administration: Taylor Lewis Principal Designer: Taylor Lewis

Project Description

The site of Woodgate comprises nearly 2 acres of steeply sloping agricultural land on the edge of the western side of the town of Liskeard. After comprehensive discussions with the Cornwall planners, planning consent was eventually obtained for 41 No. Affordable Homes and 3 No. Open Market dwellings, as a degree of cross subsidy was required in order to satisfy the local authority’s scheme viability processes. Comprehensive value engineering exercises were carried out with input from all technical departments including architectural design and engineering overview. One of the particular difficulties of the site was not only the steep gradient, but also the two access roads serving the new development, each being the extension of the existing ‘Woodgate, Grove Drive and Western Avenue'. Following numerous scheme revisions, Western Housing Association (Westward Housing Group) entered in to a Design & Build Contract with Eliot Design & Build Ltd to deliver the entire project, who in turn sublet the package for the construction to 3MS Construction Ltd. [gallery columns="4" size="medium" link="file" ids="2078,2079,2080,2081"]