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Alcuin Homes - York Street

Alcuin Homes

Alcuin Homes - York Street

Alcuin Homes

Construction of four houses in the village of Dunnington in North Yorkshire for a new client.

High specification build for private sector sale, the project consisted of two 3 bed semi-detached houses along with a three and a four bed detached house. All were traditional build with precast concrete floor beams, block cavity walls and tiled roofing. Authentic brickwork was used to give the houses an aesthetically pleasing appearance and a rainwater harvesting system was incorporated as part of the modern energy features.

Located on a former railway line site, large scale ground remediation works had to take place before construction work could start, this involved the removal of contaminated soil and the importation of new soil as the ground level had to be built up by 500mm for surface water attenuation.

Access to the site was limited so a safer alternative route via a humped bridge was proposed and, in order to achieve this solution, we had to build a retaining wall and gain approval from the Highways Department.

Additional works were also required when a number of Great Crested Newts were found on site, these had to be relocated whilst an 18 inch barrier and new pond were built to accommodate the protected species.

As this was our Client’s first project in the area our local knowledge and sector expertise proved invaluable in helping to ensure a successful development and the confirmation of the Client as a reputable York Developer.

Technical Details

Client Name:

Alcuin Homes


Main Contractor


Colne Valley Design



Contract Period weeks:


Project Status:

Project Completed

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