The design and build project provided fifty-nine high quality apartments and five high quality mews cottages in Daybrook, Nottingham.
Apartment blocks B and C were formerly areas housing machinery for the Fine Wire Company with the cottage block A formerly being the company's offices.
Common areas and staircases were constructed at either end of both blocks B and C to provide access and ensure minimal apartment access from a staircase thus providing a sense of privacy to the scheme. Where possible existing masonry walls, timber beams and cast iron columns were blasted, sealed, painted and left exposed to create an industrial city living feel to the apartments.
Five apartments were also provided with an extra mezzanine level within the roof space adding to the industrial studio look.
Apartments were fitted out to a high standard incorporating wet heating systems via a combination boiler, enhanced electrical fittings including decorative track lighting, satin chrome switch / power plates, with the lounge and master bedroom being provided with digital T.V. Access control was also provided to ensure a secure site was maintained at all times, this was controlled from each apartment via a video / telecom link with the main entrance gates and individual block entrance doors.
Fully fitted Italian kitchens complete with integrated Smeg appliances were provided as standard, floors within lounge, kitchen, dining room and hallways were fitted with Tarkett Natural Beech strip flooring with rubber being provided within the bathrooms. White bathroom suites complete with thermostatic showers with wall tiling and mosaic tile banding ensured a modern appearance within bathrooms.
A fully fitted communal gym complete with digital T.V. was also provided within the basement of block B with a lift access being provided adjacent.
Included externally are all associated drainage, services, two separate resident car parks with individual remote access. A private hard landscaped inner courtyard, a private soft landscaped communal garden, all of the above complemented with soft lighting and full CCTV 24 hour coverage.
On completion the project was a winner in the Nottingham Property Guide / New Homes Awards for the best suburban and rural development of leadership in the Nottingham area.
BREAKWELL SUMNER PARTNERSHIP
Form of contract:
JCT 98 WCD
PHASE 1: 24 WEEKS; PHASE 2: 34 WEEKS