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CASE STUDY

Cucumber Lane, Beccles

New build development of 12 affordable dwellings and eight private houses and allotments

Client | Castle Well Developments Ltd and Orbit Homes
Services | Architecture and planning from feasibility study to completion
Currently under construction, completion due Summer 2018

CASE STUDY

Cucumber Lane, Beccles

New build development of 12 affordable dwellings and eight private houses and allotments

Client | Castle Well Developments Ltd and Orbit Homes
Services | Architecture and planning from feasibility study to completion
Currently under construction, completion due Winter 2017

The site was a compact greenfield site with a protected hedge to the northern boundary (allegedly mentioned in the doomsday book) and a waterway to the western boundary, which presented some issues with access. The site had been allocated for housing with allotments of 0.12 ha for the development and the wider community.

The development comprised of eight private detached three and four-bedroom houses all with garages and 12 affordable dwellings comprising two-bedroom flats and terrace and semi-detached two and three-bedroom houses.

Fusion 13 produced a ‘fabric first’ specification rather than relying on technology to suit the needs of the client. This approach also benefits the end user with lower energy costs.

“Our development at Cucumber Lane Beccles involved a combination of eight private dwellings and 12 built under a JCT Design and Build contract for a local housing association. Fusion 13 were able to provide both design and planning support throughout the project at the highest level on both aspects of the development. Their understanding and experience in meeting the specific design requirements for the affordable housing units proved to be an important factor in enabling us to complete the JCT contract on time and within budget. Fusion 13 also assisted us by making a number of design recommendations and associated planning revisions for the private dwellings.”

Andrew Stubbs, Project Manager – Castle Well Developments Ltd