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st. marys, oldham

Contour Housing Group

This development of 93 No. family homes including the first Code 6 (Code for Sustainable Homes) in the region and the performance of these units will be monitored by the BRE.  To achieve Code 6 the scheme includes solar panels, rainwater harvesting, high standard of insulation and air tightness together with a timber frame and structural insulated panels.  This all required a high level of design, coordination and quality control on site.

The site slopes in two directions with highways on three sides and required complex service diversions.  The Client, Contour Housing Group, required a contemporary design and a solution that would integrate with their bungalow development to the north of the site.  The local Planners demanded a strong urban design presence together with public open space within the scheme.

The design process was scrutinised by a number of stakeholders including the (former) CABE before sign off and approval.

The development value is £13 million and Nicol Thomas were novated to the Main Contractor who subsequently went into liquidation.  We remained committed to the project and assisted the Client's new Contractor to achieve completion.

The scheme design complies with Lifetime Homes and includes for future expansion into the roof space of the houses.

for more details contact:

  • Richard Fletcher on 01706 290088