Client

Adler Housing

Sector

Service

Overview

The development at Elysium Lane comprised the design and build of 12nr new build dwellings of masonry construction together with associated external works. 

Built specifically for the Jewish community, elements of the buildings’ design reflect the unique needs of the employer and the prospective end users; integrating Halakha (Jewish law), in a modern and aesthetically appealing setting.

It was important to follow the Jewish calendar in that there was to be no working after 2pm on Fridays and during Jewish festivals. Tolent planned a three week break mid-programme to accommodate local celebrations and festivities. In addition, many of the kitchens required two sinks to be installed and installation work for two cookers to accommodate Kosher preparation and cooking.

Furthermore, as this specific Jewish community were only allowed to experience natural light on a weekend, we had to make a number of provisions to eradicate their exposure to artificial lighting, including:

  • installing manual ignition boilers into the properties, as a combi-boiler ignition would create an artificial light source; and
  • disabling LED indicator lights and PIR motion sensors.

All of the works are designed to meet the Homes and Communities Agency’s design criteria for ‘general needs’ dwellings, Lifetime Homes Standards and to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 requirements.

Built specifically for the Jewish community, elements of the buildings’ design reflect the unique needs of the employer and the prospective end users; integrating Halakha (Jewish law), in a modern and aesthetically appealing setting.

 

All of the works are designed to meet the Homes and Communities Agency’s design criteria for ‘general needs’ dwellings, Lifetime Homes Standards and to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 requirements.

Location

Gateshead

Value

£1.9m

Completion

2015

Size

12 homes

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