Jarvis Contracting

Project Information

  • Client: Watford Community Housing Trust
  • Contract Value: £3,000,000
  • Duration: November 2015 - February 2017
  • Contract Type: JCT 2011 Design & Build

Project Team

  • Architect: Avebury Projects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Pulse Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Chiltern Design
  • Project Manager: Pulse Associates

This development saw the transformation of existing ageing residential units and wasteland, into a brand new building to provide 22 apartments for social rent.  The 4 storey building consists of 8no, 1 bedroom and 14no, 2 bedroom apartments set out within 3 adjoining blocks and is designed to meet Secured By Design and Lifetime Homes standards.

The existing structure was demolished prior to the new construction, which consists of piled foundations with concrete ring beam, masonry cavity walls, self-finish render, pre-cast concrete floors and a pitched tiled roof fitted with dormer windows.

The 3 stair cores (2 with lifts) have full height feature glazing and generous storage areas with access from the front and the rear of the building.Each of the apartments has its own video entry system and includes fully fitted kitchens with generous utility storage areas, gas fired central heating, UPVC windows and doors with Juliette balconies.The ground floor apartments have access to their own private gardens laid to grass and/or paving and storage sheds.

The site is fully landscaped with communal gardens to the rear. Enclosed storage areas for both general refuse and recycling has been provided alongside parking accommodation for 26 vehicles.

Watford Community Housing

Jarvis Contracting Social Housing

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