Brindle Road Housing · Bamber Bridge · Preston

Modern new homes in small attractive development
CLIENT
Progress Housing Group
SIZE
34 properties
DATE COMPLETED
May 2015
VALUE
£3m
ARCHITECT
MPSL Planning & Design
SUSTAINABILITY
Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3

Overview

This is the first scheme to be delivered using the Lancashire Regeneration Property Partnership through our sister company Maple Grove Developments.

This project comprises the demolition of the existing redundant office buildings occupying the site and the design and construction of 34 new build dwellings:

  • 2 three bedroom, five person houses
  • 16 two bedroom, four person houses
  • 12 one bedroom, two person apartments
  • 4 two bedroom, three person apartments

The properties were completed in two consecutive phases to enable early occupation of the first phase.

All of the properties have been designed and constructed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and the site as a whole has been developed to maximize the environmental potential by enhanced planting and retaining existing mature trees and hedges.

Key Challenges

The affordable housing scheme overcame a number of environmental factors to maintain the character of the site.

This included the protection and retention of a number of mature trees at the front of the site which required us to adjust the finished level of the plots and road to suit and delaying the whole project to allow the careful management of nesting birds and foraging bats.

The site team minimised the impact of deliveries by parking on the local industrial estate and on site. No vehicles are parked on the road.

The project was awarded a Considerate Constructors Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate for the team’s sensitivity to the surrounding environment, communities and neighbourhoods.

Added Value

The team have added value to this scheme by involving the local community, including donating wood to local high school for bird boxes and timber doors and bricks from the demolition to the local neighbours.

The site strived to employ a local workforce with 50% of employees coming from the local area.

Regular talks with representatives from the local community group took place, keeping them updated and an opportunity to feedback to team members. 100% of waste was diverted from landfill.

Client Feedback

“It’s really satisfying to see this first phase of the development finished and tenants being given the keys to their new homes. By working successfully The Eric Wright Group, the Homes and Communities Agency and South Ribble Borough Council we have been able to build a high standard of affordable housing in Bamber Bridge for local people at an affordable price.”
Eric Tamanis
Executive Director of Business Development and Property Services, Progress Housing Group

Get in Touch

For all enquiries, please get in touch with the team here at Eric Wright.