Carters Yard

London

calfordseaden was commissioned on this landmark development located in the heart of Wandsworth within a conservation area, to provide 41 residential units across two buildings of seven and five storeys in a mix of one, two, three and four bed apartments and a commercial unit at ground level. The tenure mix comprises rent, shared ownership and private sale.

calfordseaden provided employer’s agent and site inspector services from feasibility stage through to completion. As part of this role we produced the agreed contract, employer’s requirements and finalised project finances after which we administered the contract, making sure that the specification and construction quality were closely monitored throughout the build and organising the pre-handover inspections with the client’s development personnel.

We completed a comprehensive value engineering exercise with the contractor, analysing the various requirements to achieve the lowest total build cost without impacting on the overall quality of the scheme. During this process we ensured that the design features requested by the client remained within the design, such as the projecting balconies, lightwells, glazed brickwork and communal landscaped areas.

The project involved the demolition of an existing seven storey office block which was located on a busy red route before the new build element could commence. The site posed various challenges in respect of the excavations which were in close proximity to adjoining properties.

The dwellings have been constructed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, with the commercial unit below the front building (Lyon House) being constructed in accordance with BREEAM ‘Very Good’, which was part of a separate fit out contract.