Rydon secured and is delivering the contract to redevelop a 154 capacity, 10-storey hostel providing accommodation for homeless people based in East London.
Lea Bridge House is run by the Paradigm Housing Group occupied to fully support tenants and signpost them to support agencies for employment and training assistance to encourage them to find employment.
Rydon has recent relevant experience creating supported housing schemes with a £4.7m redesign and refurbishment of the YMCA West London.
The project commenced with the demolition of two existing single-storey annex buildings, which are being replaced with a new 3-4 storey accommodation block, named as the East and West blocks. Works to the existing 10-storey block will be undertaken to provide new facilities including relocation of the existing reception and offices and the replacement of windows and core apparatus throughout the building, as well as a revival of the outer façade of the building with modernised external cladding. A re-profiled area will be landscaped for Lea Bridge House, rejuvenating the surrounding scenery.
Rydon will expand Lea Bridge House to accommodate 223-bed spaces, an 81 bed space increase, consisting of 56-bedspaces in the West Block, 31-bedspaces in the East Block and a reduction from 142 to 136-bedspaces in the existing tower. Lea Bridge is expected to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating in accordance to the planning permission.
The works will be carried out with the existing residents in occupation and in close proximity of live works. To ensure safety, residents will be temporarily decanted within the newly constructed accommodation, with our liaison team on site to provide re-assurance and updates throughout the whole build.