ESHA Linkage - Skellingthorpe Road
ESHA Developments Ltd
A demolition and new build of eight houses and thirteen apartments for Waterloo Housing and the Linkage Community Trust.
The original children’s home has been demolished to make way for a new two-storey building housing 12 apartments with Warden’s accommodation. On the rest of the site a row of eight houses have been built for the 50% shared ownership scheme for Waterloo Housing. Two of the houses are three bedroom and the rest are all two bedrooms.
All the homes are all strip foundations with a block beamed and timber frame structure. Because of the nature of the site and the sloping gardens some of the concrete foundations are 2 metres deep. All of the apartments are symmetrical with one bedroom and open plan kitchen and living area.
As the site is located next to a busy arterial road leading to the A46 bypass, careful co-ordination and planning was required for the delivery of large plant machinery and materials which necessitated partial road closures and effective traffic management systems throughout the construction period. Thanks to the co-operation of local residents and motorists these measures enabled the required access with minimal disruption caused.
The first Linkage Community Trust residents were handed their keys at an official opening event held at the beginning of June. Project Manager for Waterloo, Jessica Thomas, said "I just wanted to say how fantastic the development looks. We have had a great project team and this is testament to the quality of the build."