Sector: Residential

The Nelson Project, Plymouth

Project Description

This project is within an inner city district undergoing major regeneration and has already seen the completion of several prestigious housing developments

It utilises a derelict site with the objective to rehabilitate military veterans through a self-build retraining programme in construction skills. The scheme is a partnership between Devon
and Cornwall Housing (DCH), the Community Self Build Agency (CSBA) and Plymouth City Council, and was overseen by main contractor Interserve

1150m2 size building with 24 high quality homes, 12 dedicated to servicemen and women, six to people with learning difficulties and six as general need affordable accommodation

Winner of Alternative Property Investment Project of the Year 2018 at Michelmores Property Awards

A self-build scheme in partnership between Devon and Cornwall Housing (DCH), the community Self Build Agency (CSBA) and Plymouth City Council

Project Involvement

SDS provided a full design of mechanical and electrical services as well as incoming utilities including relocation the existing substation

Part L compliance (SAP) calculations

Security and access control

Telecoms and TV / satellite design

Smoke ventilation design

Low and zero carbon (LZC) report.

Project Benefits

Low energy / low carbon homes built to a high standard

Self contained mechancial and electrical services with no reliance on centralised landlord plant

Relocation of existing substation to maximise the space for parking and landscaping

Integrated design using 3D revit for all services.