We are very proud to be associated with a project of this nature. Constructed in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, we provided 10 new properties built to provide temporary accommodation for homeless families during their transition into more permanent homes.
The project saw the conversion of 20 assisted studio flats, into five semi-detached housing blocks, providing 10 two bedroom houses in a quiet cul-de-sac with generous front and back gardens.
The centre of the cul-de-sac has been provided with a community room ready for resident’s activities, complemented by a soft landscaping scheme to help ensure a relaxed atmosphere.
We worked with West Sussex County council to create 2 new classrooms which will provide teaching facilities for 64 children for Food Technology and Science classes. The works included new gas, water and electric mains feeds, footings new block work piers and retaining walls for the 7 Modular buildings to be placed upon.
The science lab was constructed with suspended ceilings and a teachers work station. We also installed 6 new pupil work pods, with the facility to install a mobile fume cupboard.
The food technology classroom has been built with a main teaching station with 16 new cooking stations. Externally we have installed new pathways, new foul and storm water drainage. The surrounding area has also been re-landscaped so that it blends into the existing building.
During the project we also added a modular extension to the existing dining hall. This comprised of 4 modular units, removal of existing brick work, windows and a new mains electric supply. Works also included adding a new protective covered area and re-positioned an existing snack shack within the covered area and re tarmacked to new falls to drainage.
The Design and Construction of 14 two storey houses for affordable rent. The scheme has been built adjacent to an industrial estate on a site that had been vacant for a number of years following a fire that destroyed the warehouse. The houses are of timber frame construction and the design has a contemporary feel with the front and rear elevations providing a modern visual impression utilising facing brickwork, recessed rendered panels and saw-tooth roofs.
The houses were constructed using a fabric first approach and have achieved an EPC rating of ‘B’. They are also compliant with
Category M4(2) of the Building Regulations, making the dwellings accessible and adaptable.
We are proud to announce we have recently joined an elite group of contractors in the UK that has successfully completed a Passivehaus development.
The development at Gales Place, Crawley, is the first of its kind for Westridge Construction in partnership with Crawley Borough Council.
This development includes six flats and seven houses built to the high comfort and low bills of the Passivhaus standard, thus providing affordable housing for local residents
Passivhaus development systems ensure that buildings are as energy efficient as possible. The buildings have high insulation levels, high performance doors, windows and air tightness, which are so efficient that a central heating system is not required in the building.
It exceeds the building regulation minimum standards with triple glazing, 300mm wall insulation and a ventilation system providing filtered pre-warmed air. The low energy use of these Passivhaus homes aims to reduce fuel poverty by providing low bills for residents. The high construction standard quality of these dwellings will ensure durability and comfort for the future.
In order to achieve the Passivhaus accreditation a huge amount of dedication and attention to detail from the team was required. The site team worked very closely with the Building Control inspector, and in order to keep the quality high, over 4,000 photographs were taken throughout the process to evidence this.