The Red House project was a design and build contract to create a luxury retirement village comprising 59 privately owned apartments and cottages. Additionally offering a restaurant, bar, lounge, library, hair and beauty salon and gym, all set amongst attractive, landscaped grounds.
The project location was a brownfield site that had sat derelict for many years. The scheme consisted of both the refurbishment of an existing building and new build elements. The existing Red House building was a historic, iconic building in the local area. Consequently, the significant alterations required had to remain in keeping with the original character of the building and sympathetic to the history of the site.
Traditional and contemporary building methods were utilised in the refurbishment of the existing building and construction of both attached and independent new builds.
A particular challenge of the project was to design and install footings that were adequately able to contend with the rare, local gypsum geology.
Works were phased to suit the client’s requirements and funding model. Furthermore, The Red House welcomed its first occupants in the Summer of 2018, whilst work on the site continued with exemplary management and full consideration to the new residents.
It is of note that The Red House project was carried out as part of the ‘Considerate Construction Scheme’, ensuring best practice beyond statutory requirements.