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AYTOUN ROAD

AYTOUN ROAD

STOCKWELL, LONDON
KEY FACTS

Customer: Network Homes

Value: £9.1 million

Start Date: July 2020

Completion Date: July 2022

New development providing 31 homes for affordable housing.

Under a Construction Management Agreement this project will deliver 31 new one to five bed homes. The tenure is 100% affordable with a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership. Works include the demolition of two derelict buildings and creation of two residential blocks four and six stories high. The works also include the removal of a ramped pedestrian walkway, retention of four protected trees and an improved new area of public realm with soft landscaping.

During construction we provided complex groundworks solutions
including the discovery and removal of an asbestos containing
concrete culvert. We are creating a show flat with a sectional
handover three months prior to practical completion to enable
repeat business customer Network Homes to deliver their sales
plan and successfully market the scheme.


BOWLINE

Bowline

LIVERPOOL, LANCASHIRE
KEY FACTS

Customer: Kroll

Value: £9.5 million (Total value £26M)

Start Date: November 2021

Completion Date: September 2022

Development of a city centre site in Liverpool into an 11 storey, 404-bed student accommodation property.

The project comprises the construction of an 11 storey, 404 bed luxury student accommodation scheme in the heart of Liverpool city centre on the old Renshaw Hall site. The scheme has extensive high quality communal areas on the ground floor, including a cinema room, gym, and a games lounge offering a high-quality student living experience. It also has a communal sky lounge, private dining and communal study areas on the 11th floor, offering stunning views over Liverpool.

The accommodation provides primarily clusters of seven or eight bedrooms, with shared kitchen facilities, in addition to individual student studios on the top two levels. Claritas took over as Principal Contractor in a Construction Management capacity due to the previous contractor falling into administration. The scheme sits adjacent the Rodney Street conservation area and uses the traditional red brick and standing seam of the local context in a modern fashion. The scheme’s upper two levels are finished in a coloured zinc standing seam with dormers, to help them blend into the traditional roofline.


MORFA ROAD

Morfa Road

SWANSEA, WALES
KEY FACTS

Customer: Bricks Capital

Value: £23 million

Start Date: January 2019

Completion Date: September 2022

New build, four block student accommodation providing 706 bedrooms.

New build project providing high specification student accommodation across four blocks in Swansea, on River Tawe’s embankment. In total there are 706 rooms across two types, apartments and suites in this five and six storey development. Each block provides an area of communal living including a coffee shop, gym, study area and cinema room.

Claritas Four Zero took over this project on a JCT Construction Management basis when the previous incumbent went into administration in 2021. Based on recommendations, Claritas Four Zero was appointed to complete the blocks in a phased handover given the time sensitive nature of delivering the rooms before the new education year starts in September.

The buildings have been formed using a structural steel frame to ground and first floor, including a transfer slab. The remaining structure formed in lightweight steel (Metsec), mainly to the upper floors. Key MMC elements include fully fitted bathroom pods, and all rooms and communal spaces will be completed to Cat B and including full FF&E. External works include connectivity between Morfa Road and the River Tawe embankment and the former tow path, including steps, viewing platform and hard and soft landscaping.


STAFFORD ROAD

Stafford Road

CROYDON, LONDON
KEY FACTS

Customer: The Hyde Group

Value: £25.8 million

Start Date: November 2021

Completion Date: August 2023

This JCT D&B project comprises three blocks providing two five-storey apartments and nine town houses in the third block totalling 126 homes.

Our first project for the Hyde Group procured through their Main Contractors Framework, see the design and build of 126 new homes across two blocks and 9 timber framed town houses to meet Net Zero Carbon targets.  These properties will range from one to three beds and offering shared ownership or affordable rent tenure.

The apartments will be over five storeys and comprise reinforced concrete frames to the ground floor with LGSF from the first to the fifth floor. In addition, the project requires the construction of 9 three storey town houses to meet Net Zero Carbon Targets.

The project based in Croydon starts on site in the spring of 2022. Claritas will be working with the Hyde Foundation and Croydon Council in the delivery of significant social value, including employment, skills and training opportunities and working with local charities through volunteering and fundraising.

The site immediately adjacent to a fully operational children’s nursery and on the busy interchange from Duppas Hill to the A232 leading to Five Ways requires extensive logistical planning to ensure the safe access and egress and minimal disruption to the nursery end users.


13-14 HANOVER STREET

13-14 HANOVER STREET

MAYFAIR, LONDON
KEY FACTS

Customer: Frank Capital

Value: £9.5 million

Start Date: November 2021

Completion Date: December 2022

New build construction of office space with retail units on the ground floor, including retained façade to one elevation.

The development of 13-14 Hanover Street will provide high quality commercial space and retail units that are complimentary to the Edwardian surroundings within the ongoing development of the Mayfair area.

Works include the demolition of the current existing structure, retention of the heritage façade, and construction of a seven storey building which includes an additional basement.

The new envelope will achieve architectural rhythm by reflecting adjacent developments and provide high quality environmental performance.


Desborough Road, High Wycombe

Desborough Road, High Wycombe

Buckinghamshire
KEY FACTS

Customer: Wycombe District Council

Value: £7.5 million

Start Date: April 2020

Completion Date: June 2021

Overview: Construction of 58 homes utilising volumetric modular construction.

Desborough Road, High Wycombe is Magna Off Site Solutions first Innovations Partnership project with Premier Modular. Utilising Cat 1 MMC, this fully volumetric scheme will create 58 robust and high-quality homes. Claritas and Premier Modular have worked together to guide the customer, Wycombe District Council, through a rigorous process of cost management and re-design to achieve their brief and budget.

This has included simplifying areas of the design whilst engaging with our supply chain partners to recommend alternative products and achieve the customers requirements and desired performance standards.

This pilot scheme will demonstrate added value for our customer, as Magna will charge no overhead and profit on any of the premanufactured value, whilst acting as the principle contractor.


Mellish Street, London

Mellish Street

LONDON
KEY FACTS

Customer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Value: £7million

Start Date: March 2020

Completion Date: September 2022

Overview: 22 new homes, community facilities and communal garden at Mellish Street, London E14 8PJ.

Clartias has been appointed as design and build contractor for the development of 111-113 Mellish Street as part of London Borough Tower Hamlets strategy to provide quality affordable housing within the borough.

The site, which was previously used as a nursery annex to the adjacent primary school, is occupied by a single storey modular building and car parking spacses. Claritas will demolish the existing building and prepare the site before constructing a 5 storey building providing 22 high quality affordable homes for rent as well as a three storey building accommodating community facilities. 

Externally we will provide a communal garden centered between the two buildings. The works will be divided in to two phases to allow the use of the existing centre during construction prior to the new community facilities completion.


134 Old Street, London

134 Old Street

LONDON
KEY FACTS

Customer: HGG London Ltd

Value: £2.4 million

Start Date: August 2020

Completion Date: July 2021

Overview: Demolition of existing Office building and construction of a new 7 storey office building using CLT Frame

Claritas was appointed by HGG London Ltd, through a JCT Intermediate Building Contract for the Commercial Development of 134 Old Street. Situated within a busy part of Old Street, it is a logistically complex scheme, which includes the demolition of an existing office building and re-development of the site. Close collaboration with all parties of the project team, including architects HGG London Ltd on the design detail is needed.

The commercial building is 7 storeys in height, including a retail unit at ground level with 6 storey of offices above. The facade is predominantly curtain walling to the facing side with a decorative rainscreen on top.


Palmerston Road, Harrow

Palmerston Road, Harrow

MIDDLESEX
KEY FACTS

Customer: DTZ Investors

Value: £23.5 million

Start Date: July 2019

Completion Date: December 2021

Overview: 222 co-living units and use of modular and off-site construction

This design and build scheme incorporates both modular and off-site methods of construction, creating a mixed use, 222-unit co-living development.

Situated within a ‘live’ environment, the scheme was logistically complex, which included the demolition of an existing building and re-development of the site. The delivery programme was crucial and monitored carefully through close collaboration with all parties of the project team, including architects Hawkins Brown on the intricate design detail needed.

Extensive conditional surveys, party wall agreements and time and motion studies were key drivers, as well a regular liaison with local businesses and residents, in order to manage expectations, generate excellent community engagement and ensure health and safety measure. 

The scheme achieved a Certificate of Excellence with the  Considerate Contractor Scheme.


Chatham Waterfront & Britton Farm, Chatham

Chatham Waterfront & Britton Farm, Chatham

KENT
KEY FACTS

Customer: Medway Development Co.

Value: £46m

Start date: July 2019

Completion date: October 2021

Overview: Two residential buildings delivering 219 mixed tenure homes plus retail and leisure space

Claritas were appointed by Medway Development Company via the Hyde CM framework, to deliver two mixed tenure residential buildings, with accompanying retail and leisure space, in the heart of Chatham.

As the scheme’s Construction Management partner, Claritas developed the design team and supply chain procurement strategy, whilst ensuring the required compliance and transparent cost planning. A key aspect of the team’s proactive approach is allowing the use of community space throughout the phasing of construction, in order to encourage positive placemaking. These placemaking efforts also include extensive stakeholder engagement through community events, green walls and safe landscaping.

With the customer’s brief and sales expectations in mind, Claritas is delivering the show unit at the earliest opportunity and creating additional value where possible, including advising on GDV and specification options.

Images courtesy of: Guy Holloway Architects


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