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Grade II listed residential care home Beddell House underwent a transformation to improve accommodation and provision for residents as the bed sit layout had become outdated.
Internal and external refurbishment works were completed to provide a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments with bathroom and living room, communal areas, dining area and new catering kitchen.
Situated among 15 acres of maintained grounds, Beddell House is a care home for the elderly and remained occupied and operational throughout the works being completed.
All improvement works and decoration were chosen to assist those with dementia, enabling residents to identify their surroundings and reduce confusion or disorientation.
Refurbishment works included; installation of new boiler system, remodelling of original layout, installation of kitchens and bathrooms, construction of dormer windows, stone work, roof repairs and installation of lighting.
A cinema room and bar lounge were created, and the existing lounge was fully refurbished.
The existing conservatory was demolished to make way for a larger orangery which was more energy efficient and could be used all year round.
Works were completed across 6 phases. Through close liaison with the client, the residents were decanted in phases to allow for complete segregation of working areas.
Truro Avenue is a development of 50 new build affordable homes on behalf of Believe Housing. Comprising a mix of 28 wheelchair adaptable bungalows and 22 three-bedroom houses, the new homes are located on a brownfield site following the demolition of social housing 20 years prior.
The scheme includes the installation of a water attenuation system within Truro Road and the replacement of existing pipework to increase capacity and reduce the risk of flooding.
All properties are of traditional build and include two car parking spaces per home. Visitor bays are located throughout the development.
Ridgewood Gardens comprised the development of 6 two-bedroom assisted living bungalows and one support staff building. Each property includes its own lawn and paved patio area.
A new two-storey STEM building was constructed within the Northumberland College Campus.
The building accommodates a large workshop, flexible open plan teaching facilities, offices, entrance area, toilets and a lift.
The project comprised the creation of a new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Visitors Centre. The scheme incorporated both refurbishment of and extensions to the existing historic and listed buildings, as well as extensive new build.
A landmark museum was constructed provided exhibition space together with a reception, café, catering and office space. Refurbishment, upgrading and restoration works were undertaken to the listed Burns Cottage and the 1906 museum building which converted the buildings into an education facility.
External works included the design, fabrication and erection of a new timber footbridge, linking the museum building with extensive parkland and the Burns Cottage and Education Pavilion.
As part of the regeneration of Sunderland Port, the scheme was commissioned to restore the important access road and ensure current and future traffic flows could be accommodated.
Remedial works to the 3km Port perimeter road were completed, including an abundance of reinforced concrete road re-construction with concrete repairs to dilapidated areas. A new 350m carriageway was constructed to create a larger dock-site area for loading/offloading ships within the Port.
Works will ensure the Port maintains an efficient import/export approach and provide additional space for additional business operations.
Construction work is progressing at Newcastle Great Park to deliver a 2.2km spine road, including the creation of Junctions 4-7. The new road will connect Wagonway Drive with Kingston Park Road via Brunton Lane.
Delivered by Esh’s civil engineering division on behalf of Newcastle Great Park Consortium – a joint venture between Taylor Wimpey Developments and Persimmon Homes plc – the scheme comprises the construction of three new roundabouts, one signalised junction and a 21m span bridge over the Ouseburn. Surface water drainage and attenuation systems will also be installed, including a balancing pond, culverts and drainage swales.
Since development started in 2001, Newcastle Great Park has emerged into a sustainable community and one of the most desirable places to live in the North East. Uniquely positioned in a rural setting just three miles from Newcastle City Centre and already boasting good transport connections, the new spine road will make the Great Park one of the most accessible locations in the North East.
Conewood House and Belvedere House had become outdated in design and layout, both buildings underwent remodelling and refurbishment to make them suitable for the end user.
Refurbishment works included; replacement of windows and doors, replacement of kitchens and bathrooms, external rendering, removal and construction of walls, upgrading of services, installation of new fire alarm and sprinkler systems, roof replacement and decoration.
Conewood House provides flexible and adaptable, high specification accommodation to enable older people to live independently.
The three-storey building now includes 16 one and two-bedroom apartments which suit a range of users ensuring the usability and longevity of the building.
The new layout provides a mobility buggy store and a new lift. CCTV cameras were installed to the communal areas and to the perimeter of the building.
Belvedere House provides 23 one and two-bedroom apartments for use as sheltered accommodation. In addition to refurbishment works, a single-storey extension was demolished and replaced with a larger two-storey extension.
The extension provides additional floor space, with the ground floor being utilised for the communal lounge and kitchen and the first floor being used for the new apartment layout.
The ground floor apartments in both buildings benefit from the installation of glazed doors to provide direct access into the gardens.
Cockerton Regeneration consisted of the demolition of 76 one and two-bedroom council flats and a small number of family homes to clear the sites for 80 new family homes.
The works were undertaken across 5 separate sites and the new homes included a mix of properties for social rent and private sale.
The scheme also included the creation of new play areas and green spaces in the area, as well as improved links to West Park.
The properties for rent were constructed to meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, meaning the materials and technologies used in their construction will reduce their impact on the environment.
Located next to the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, work was undertaken to refurbish and remodel a former Marine Fire Station.
Internal and external works transformed the building into new office accommodation together with a new Harbour Masters Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) facility.
The scheme consisted of coastal protection works to reduce the risk of flooding due to deterioration of the existing defences.
Works included rock armour protection, repairs to Skinningrove jetty and associated works in a tidal environment.
The scheme comprised the redevelopment of a former council hub facility into a Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Works included; hard standing and roadway, a raised ramp, skip storage areas, car parking facilities, pedestrian walkways, sorting/reuse buildings, welfare and weighbridge offices.
The scheme comprises the construction of a new 2 lane on line roundabout located on the M181, immediately to the north of the Brumby Common Lane overbridge.
The development will ease congestion and provide access to 60 acres of adjacent land for commercial and residential development.
Works include; site clearance, fencing, road restraint systems, drainage comprising a culverted ditch, earthworks to form raise embankments, bituminous surfacing, kerbs, footways and paved areas, electrical work for road lighting and traffic signs, landscaping and ecology.
Construction work is underway at Roman Avenue where Esh’s affordable housing division will deliver 25 new affordable homes.
Delivered on behalf of Karbon Homes and supported with funding from Homes England, the scheme will provide 17 houses, with a mix of semi-detached and terraced properties, and eight flats. There will be two blocks of flats – with each block being two-storeys – which will both house four homes. Arranged as Tyneside flats, each property will have their own front door at ground level.
The development will have open plan front gardens and 6ft high timber fencing to the back gardens to provide private space. Residents will also benefit from 34 parking spaces, and a secure bike shed for every home.
The new homes will be let as ‘social rent’ which ensures they will be truly affordable for local residents, well below local market rents.
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