Durkan has completed a 94 unit development in Addlestone, Surrey. The development, situated on disused heathland, involved the design and construction of a mix of houses and flats to be used for shared ownership and affordable rent. Ranging up to 3 storeys in height, the homes included 1 to 4 bedrooms and were constructed as part of a wider development to provide over 300 homes in total.
The impressive new scheme has achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. To attain this, the development included photovoltaic panels which provide electricity to every home, and high quality insulation to guarantee low U-values. The timber frame homes were constructed using low or zero carbon technologies and as a result the overall development provided a 15% reduction in total carbon emissions.
The development was arranged around courtyards and green space, providing, secure, semi-private open environments for residents to socialise and for children to play. The existing woodland and wildlife habitats were sympathetically enhanced with integrated planting and the provision of wetland features, footpaths and meadow grassland.
Following the successfull completion of Phase 1, Elmbridge Housing Association has awarded Durkan the next phase of the project. The £27.1 million Phase 2 will provide 256 residential units in a mix of houses and flats using traditional building methods including external finishes of brickwork render and composite cladding.