Client

Bernicia

Service

Overview

Situated on the former Ashington Hospital site, which stood unused for over a decade, the scheme was part of the wider regeneration of Ashington town centre and provided a mixture of high quality, affordable homes for the over 55s market.

The Cheviots Retirement Village project consisted of the design and build of BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rated apartments as-well-as sheltered living bungalows built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

The modern apartment complex provided 46,737 sq ft of accommodation across 40 apartments, 7 houses and 57 bungalows, as-well-as a range of communal facilities, including: laundrette, library, restaurant, social area and games rooms. The dwellings were arranged around a village green at the heart of the development, exclusive to the residents; completed with road and car parking infrastructure, private gardens and soft landscaping throughout.

The award winning scheme was recognised by the LABC winning their Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development Award as-well-as a number of awards from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, including their most prestigious prize: the Most Considerate Site Award.

Tolent is committed to presenting an image of competent management, efficiency, awareness of environmental issues and, above all, neighbourliness across all of our operations.

The Cheviots is a perfect example of this in practice, having scored 45/50 during CCS audits. The project’s performance was recognised by the CCS winning a ‘Gold Award’ as-well-as their most prestigious prize the ‘Most Considerate Site Award at the CCS National Site Awards.

The award winning scheme was recognised by the LABC winning their Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development Award as-well-as a number of awards from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, including their most prestigious prize: the Most Considerate Site Award.

We are delighted to be delivering this much needed high quality accommodation whilst also contributing to the regeneration of Ashington town centre.

John Johnston

Deputy Group Chief Executive, Bernicia

Location

Ashington

Value

£11.2m

Completion

2017

Size

104 homes

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