Washington Homes Ltd have become a renowned new house builder and developer across Cumbria. They pride themselves on the high-quality construction of their new build homes with varying individual designs to reflecting modern-day living.
Phase 1 involved extensive land reclamation and improvement which allowed the site to be redeveloped for new housing - £2.0m.
Phase 2 involved the construction of new housing and flats with all the associated infrastructure such as access roads, drainage, attenuation and public park areas- £12.5m.
CLIENT: Washington Homes VALUE: £2.0m START: May 2016
DURATION: 4 years CONTRACT: NEC3 Option A Design and Build with early contractor involvement
The financial viability to the whole site was finding a way of importing 40,000 ton of material and being able to place housing on top of this fill. Imported clay with lime stabilisation was the preferred method after other scenarios were costed up, such as piling.
Historic records showed that the site was once a Gas Works and until the purchase of the site from Cumbria County Council it was a local Highways maintenance depot.
Generally, the old surface was an existing yard was a mixture of concrete and tarmac. The whole area was split into two levels with a 6m high retaining wall running through the middle of the site. Ground Investigations identified the following issues: