The £4.2million scheme will be known as ‘Marsh Mills’ and will provide homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. 62% of the new properties are affordable, more than twice the policy requirement, which will help address the need for affordable homes in New Mills
The contract is the first to come out of the four-year RE:FIT framework, which will deliver up to £1.5 billion of improvements to UK public sector organisations’ property estates, following Forrest’s appointment last year.
Forrest has picked up a gold and silver award for two of its projects in an annual ranking of the best managed and most community aware building sites in the country.
The contractor was acknowledged at the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards 2017 for the high standard of its work delivered across sites in Bristol and Barnsley.
Work on the firm’s first residential scheme in the capital, included the conversion of an existing commercial building to provide 22 residential properties within a mews setting. The development also included the addition of single storey contemporary extensions, complete with roof top terraces to 11 properties.
Forrest’s specialist Energy division will undertake the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of ground and roof mounted solar PV systems. This is part of Southern Water’s wider plan to increase the amount of renewable energy it produces.
Work under the collaborative project included the installation of two 140kW engines in the University’s JB Priestley Library and Phoenix North East building, work to the existing boiler flue, flue support systems and multiple building roofs.
Designed by Manchester-based architects, MPSL, the houses have been built on a site overlooking Ordsall Park, and are made up of a mix of townhouses together with one, two and three bedroom apartments.
The preferred contractors have been split into two panels, one governing a term service contract for jobs up to £1m and a framework contract for works from £500,000- £4m.
The Bolton based contractor is one of the eight partners to undertake projects with a value of £500k to £4m over the four year framework.
The development in Everton Brow features a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats, located on a newly-created road called Yeoman Close.