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SYHA Architects Department
The project consisted of the construction of sixteen, one bedroom flats; designed to aid independent living to special needs tenants. Therefore the project included staff accommodation in the form of sleepover areas and a communal lounge for all tenants.
The majority of the flats were designed with disability in mind. This included items such as lift installation, height adjustable kitchens, disabled bathrooms, simple fob door entry system and safe anti-tamper covered radiators.
The Project had several challenges, this included conforming to 13 planning conditions and complying with regulatory bodies such as Code for Sustainable Homes, NHBC and Considerate Constructors. One of the Planning conditions included the implementation of a biodiversity mitigation strategy and tree protection to prevent damage to the surrounding environment. Therefore due to strategic planning and consideration the site boundary was set up significantly smaller than the actual boundary thus immediately removing the danger of damage to most trees and grassed areas. The existing car park areas were utilised along with a small strip of grass for the storage of materials and cabins.
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