Linton on Ouse
Broadacres Services Ltd
The site at Linton on Ouse comprises the design and construction of 20 timber framed 2 and 3 bedroom homes for Broadacres Services Ltd. All 20 houses are for affordable rent for local residents.
During the development the local community, including the local RAF base, was kept informed of the progress of works through regular letter drops and personal visits by the site management team. The local primary school was also involved with the design of the landscaping and visited site towards the end of the project to help with the planting and for the site management team to explain about the construction activities and discuss the hazards on site.
The properties were designed as timber frame to meet the tight programme. Concrete bricks were procured during a period when brick manufacturers were working to extremely long lead times. They provided aesthetic appeal while being cost effective and available with lead times that could meet programme. The external work involved installation of all statutory utilities, including a 400m pumped raising sewerage main, surface water retention basin, and adoptable roads.
The development will meet the requirements for certification of Secure by Design, LABC warranty and Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.