NEWS

London Road, Leicester

March 2017

Work is well under way installing the Fusion pre insulated light gauge, steel system – a first for Acanthus WSM Architects. The initial delivery took place in early February and less than one month later work had commenced on the third floor. It is anticipated that by April all seven floors will be completed with the internal fit out and external cladding following closely behind. The completed scheme will result in 132 student bed spaces together with ground floor retail space and student communal areas. The complexities involved in working on this tight city centre site combined with a challenging programme were a major factor in the construction solution. Completion is due to take place late summer allowing for a September intake of students.

Hampton Avenue, Peterborough

February 2017

A detailed planning consent has just been received for our latest McCarthy & Stone residential scheme in Peterborough. The development provides 45 retirement living apartments with associated communal facilities. Ranging in height from 2 to 4 storey the design respects neighbouring developments and local vernacular style. Work on site is due to commence in April with an approximate 16 to 18 months construction period.

West Hill Drive, Mansfield

January 2017

AWSM have recently completed the detailed design and production information stage of work for a Senior Persons Living Scheme on behalf of Mansfield District Council. The development comprises 42 apartments and 12 bungalows with communal facilities and landscaped gardens. Following a successful tender selection process Wates Construction were selected as principle contractor. The accommodation is a mix of Category 2: Accessible / Adaptable Dwellings and Category 3: Wheelchair  Dwellings promoting the ethos of independent living. The site, West Hill Drive, is close to Mansfield Town Centre and was formally occupied by the General Hospital. It is envisaged that the scheme will be completed by January 2018.