Contract Name: Newbury Depot Site, Berkshire
Contract Value: £6 million
Contract Period: 94 weeks
Architect: Calfordseaden
Client: A2 Housing Group (formerly Airways Housing Society)

This design and build scheme comprises 66 units within two four-storey blocks, providing 39 sheltered flats for the elderly (CAT 2) and 27 flats for shared ownership.

The sheltered accommodation includes en-suite facilities as well as fully fitted kitchens and appliances. A number of the flats were specially designed for wheelchair use and a lift was incorporated serving all floors.  In addition, a large lounge, dining room and full catering facilities have been provided for the residents.

The shared ownership properties, which were aimed at first time buyers, also included en-suite facilities and comprise a mix of one and two bedrooms.

The site was a former West Berkshire County Council Highway Depot.  All of the existing buildings were demolished and remediation works carried out in conjunction with our consultants, Merebrook Projects, local environmental health and with approval from the Environment Agency.