calfordseaden was appointed as Employer’s Agents and Principal Designer on this private development of eight homes on the site of the former Leigh Tennis Club in Leigh-on-Sea.

We exploited our multi-disciplinary skills by providing cost consultancy services working within a capped client budget, which included a robust value engineering exercise. The new secluded development provides eight new build detached houses offering four and five bedrooms with two dedicated off street parking spaces per property. The development is set within the towns first fully managed development offering residents additional services such as refuse collection, environmental conservation and property maintenance.

The homes maximise the use of light and space whilst being architecturally stunning in a mix of render and brickwork to blend in with the existing surroundings. Each property boasts underfloor heating, superior Velfac windows and external doors, open plan living areas and pristine private landscaping, all of which add to the enjoyment of modern family living.

The houses have been designed to incorporate a number of sustainable and environmentally friendly measures; these include photovoltaic panels and extra thick insulated walls.

A number of challenges on this development required careful planning and resolution, these included:

  • Working within a capped Client budget, including a robust value engineering exercise
  • We had to accommodate intricate changes throughout the post-contract phase, including a re-design of the semi-detached houses to create detached properties, plus the addition of a further showpiece following the purchase of additional land adjacent to the site.
  • Initial neighbourhood disapproval, which was overcome through effective communication and building positive relationships.