Combining nine residential units and a penthouse apartment with 10 commercial office units, this £3.3 million project is split over two new-build five-storey blocks, connected by a two-storey link.
One block comprises seven apartments, with a further two located in the link, which was constructed over a live lorry underpass to provide access to commercial units to the rear of the development. The other block comprises the commercial units and the penthouse.
The development was constructed on the site of a former petrol station and the Edgeley Construction team carried out all pre-construction requirements, including de-contamination, discharging planning requirements and party-wall agreements.
In addition to the challenges of carrying out the construction programme on a confined urban site with limited access and storage, the Edgeley Construction team had to co-ordinate the programme around the lorry movements for the commercial units behind the site, keeping the underpass clear during the day. This involved out-of-hours working, particularly during construction of the link apartments between the two blocks.
The construction programme completed on time and on budget in May 2018 but Edgeley Construction returned to site again in April 2019 for a five-month programme to convert eight of the commercial units to residential apartments. A zinc structure was also added as part of this follow-on project to provide balconies for two of the apartments.