Market Estate

Sustainable housing in a demanding inner city area


The existing 271 unit estate built in the 1960s has been completely demolished and 359 new homes built for both affordable, shared-ownership and rent.

All the existing tenants will be re-housed in new homes. To help deliver a sustainable scheme, almost £1m will be spent improving Caledonian Park, which contains a Grade 2 listed clock tower. The scheme features Retail space.

'...359 new homes built for both affordable, shared-ownership and rent.

Built over three phases, the 1st phase of 140 apartments (RC rising to 5 storeys) was three months ahead of schedule. Phase 2 was completed in 2009 allowing decanting of tenants into completed Phase 1. Detailed design for Phases 3 and 4 was completed in 2010 with construction completed in 2012.

Comprehensive integrated transport solutions and infrastructure development resulted in one-way traffic flow and 20 mph zones with complex deep drainage connections.

Market Estate Project Details

Client
Southern Housing Group and Higgins Construction

 


 

Architect
HTA

 


 

Contract Value
£40m

 


 

Stage
Completed