Delivery of complex multi-phased schemes
The project involved the construction and development of 340 apartments for elderly and disabled people in Kent. It was delivered through Housing 21, Better Homes Active Lives and a partnership between Kent County Council and ten of the 12 district and borough councils in the county.
Located on 12 sites, the project has provided 275 extra care apartments for older people – with support available 24 hours a day if necessary – 58 supported flats for people with a learning disability and seven for people with mental health problems.
'Infrastructure involved Ground Modelling, Roads, Drainage and Retaining Walls.'
Construction was of traditional load bearing masonry with precast concrete floors and timber truss rafters. Infrastructure involved ground modelling, roads, drainage and retaining walls.
The main challenge was the delivery of 12 solutions over different geographical locations (including a disused quarry and an old tram shed) within a tight budget and timeframe with all the resultant project management demands.
The entire £72 million building costs were met by PFI credits from central Government.
This is an excellent example of the involvement we have had with Kent CC and District Councils together with all the service providers and demonstrates our ability to deliver complex, multi-phased schemes.