Westgate, Morcambe

This 90 plot design and build development includes 52No 2, 3 & 5 bedroom timber frame houses and 8No bungalows, as well as 30No, traditionally built, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

The development is built on a green field site, 1.5km from the Morecambe coast, adjacent to a live railway line. The site has been piled due to the nature of the soft ground, and RC ground beams formed supporting the pre-cast concrete suspended floors.

The ground is made up of soft clays and peat inclusions, which has required the full depth of the road box, to be excavated and filled with clean aggregate, in order to comply with an adoptable road specification. The S278 works include the formation of a new site entrance, traffic islands and new bus stops.

The site has historically suffered from flooding due to the high water table. The site levels have been built up to account for this, and an extensive surface water attenuation system has been installed, as well as a pumping station and rising main to take the drainage into the mains drainage outside the site.

Our client, Chorley Community Housing (CCH), is part of the Adactus Housing Group, and this development is the largest that they have embarked upon. As this is a flagship scheme for CCH, a bespoke design has been created, and is punctuated by the bold use of contrasting brickwork and Trespa cladding.

Each house has a dedicated driveway with the apartments utilising a purpose built communal parking area.

Contract Period 88 weeks
Contract Sum £8,417,500
Form of Contract JCT 2011 Design and Build including Amendments
Client Chorley Community Housing
Employers Agent Markhams
Architect Paddock Johnson Partnership
Engineer Bell Munro Consulting Ltd
QS Markhams

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