Residential

Most of our projects involve residential developments for private and public sector clients who are looking to develop their sites as economically as possible either to maximise their gain or to simply be able to deliver new housing stock within their available budget.

We have delivered high and low rise residential developments including those for open market private sale for the national housebuilders as well as for smaller local developers, social housing associations, student accommodation units and residential care homes.  In order to deliver the most cost effective build solution on all our projects we will usually design and detail several alternative structural options such as traditional masonry construction, timber frame and also various hybrid solutions so Clients are able to establish which option suits them best in terms of overall cost and their optimum construction period.

Most of our residential projects involve sites which are affected by some form of abnormal works which frequently involve the Engineering design of the works. We believe it is our responsibility to establish what these risks are and how best to either avoid them or minimise their impact on the financial viability of the project. In all cases the sooner we are brought on board the more time we have to design out the problem. Typical examples include:

  • Avoiding the need for the costly removal of contaminated ground to a licensed tip.
  • Adopting innovative foundation solutions on problem sites with poor ground or history of mining, etc.
  • Designing surface water SUDS techniques to avoid costlier options for dealing with the surface water flows discharging from the site.
  • Avoiding the need for costly mains services diversions where feasible.
  • Delivering innovative flood prevention solutions to allow problem sites to be developed.
  • Providing efficient access and circulation solutions to minimise land take.

In all cases our drive is to always identify all the engineering related potential risks to the project as early as possible in the process and to then either avoid them altogether or to at least minimise their impact on the project.

 

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