Client

Livin Housing

Sector

Service

Overview

Thirlmere Road comprised 6 semi-detached two bedroom homes which were constructed on an infill site in Ferryhill, a small market town to the south of the city of Durham.

The project at Thirlmere Road was delivered by Tolent delivered as part of a larger 4 year framework for Livin Housing to build c.200 homes across Durham.

The site was located on the southern area of the town within an established residential area built during the 1970s and 1980s. The development was constructed on behalf Livin Housing, one of the largest social landlords in County Durham, and brought myriad benefits to the site and its neighbouring context. Benefits includes, but are not limited to:

  • helping to fulfil the demand for affordable homes;
  • assisting in the redevelopment of an under-utilised
  • brownfield site to significantly improve the street scene, which was endorsed through informal consultation with local residents;
  • improving the local streetscape and enhancing the environment by constructing buildings that complement
  • the surrounding areas and exhibit architectural quality and;
  • improving the energy efficiency of homes which is demonstrated by the development achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

The homes were constructed with traditional brickwork on strip footing foundations. The elevation treatment comprised simple and robust materials which reflected the traditional appearance of the surrounding properties. This ensured that the development was in keeping with the distinct elevation of the other properties previously constructed on behalf of the client.

Part of a wider 4 year project with Livin Housing, Thirlmere Road comprised delivered 6nr affordable homes in Ferryhill, Durham

 

The scheme improved the overall energy efficiency of homes in local areas, demonstrated by the development achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

Location

County Durham

Value

£536k

Completion

2017

Size

6 homes

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