LoCaL Homes and Accord Housing Association completed its Hewell Road project for Reddicth Co-Operative Homes in 2016 where we delivered one bungalow, 5 houses and 24 apartments all for Affordable Rent.
This site was a former derelict public swimming pool and further proved Accords ability to regenerate the unlikeliest of spaces through the utilisation of its Off Site Manufactured Eco 200 system.
The Apartment Block was exactly the same footprint and Design of the one used at Beechdale Phase 2.
All of the houses were manufactured at the LoCaL Homes facility in Walsall and were delivered to site fully clad and with windows fitted in the factory. The units were manufactured in a factory controlled environment with ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations as well as OHSAS 18001 accreditation. The LoCaL Homes facility also has TRADA Q Mark for traceability through production and also is Gold Standard accredited by the STA.
All of the homes tested post completion have achieved less than three exchanges of air an hour and have also bettered building regulation sound tests by 10 db.
The LoCal Homes system is a 200mm thick stand alone closed panel timber frame and as such has a u-value of .18 as standard through the wall providing excellent thermal performance and as a result Accord have tenants who are paying less than £350 per year for their heating, a significant saving against their pervious traditionally built homes. Alongside this Accord can and have evidenced that the rent arrears are significantly lower, by over 50%, in the units manufactured by LoCaL Homes than they are in the traditionally built homes.
The images below show the finished product on site was a true delivery of the architectural design and this further evidences the flexibility of the off site system along with the quality of the build provided by Accord Construction services and LoCaL Homes.
Solar panels were fitted to the houses and the bungalow.
The total build cost was less than £1000 per square meter above ground square meter And this has been possible by utilising the fully integrated supply chain that the Accord H/A has developed over the last 4 years.
Start Date: February 2015
End Date: June 2016
Project Value: £3,200,127