Dart Court 16 Affordable Residential Units for Clarion Housing
Client: Clarion Housing Group (Affinity Sutton)
Contract Value: £2.7m
Duration: 58 Weeks
Procurement: Negotiated Contract
Completion: July 2021
Contract: JCT Design & Build (2016)
This new development will replace the existing units of retirement accommodation which are no longer felt to address the needs of the community and which fall below the standard that Affinity wish to offer to their residents. The existing U-shaped arrangement will be replaced with a single row of two-storey houses facing Quarry Rise, and a three-storey block of 9 flats perpendicular to it.
Originally the 0.28 hectare site had pedestrian access only with parking on the street, but the new development will include 23 well-lit, landscaped car-parking spaces and a new access road off Quarry Rise.
This affordable housing will be built to Secured by Design standards with many of the units exceeding the space requirements of Nationally Described Space Standards. External surroundings will be landscaped with existing mature trees retained and new planting and trees introduced. All houses will have secure private gardens and flats will have private access to either a ground floor terrace, or a balcony on the upper floors. A refuse and recycling store and safe, secure covered cycle parking will also be provided.
Illustration by RH Partnership
Architect: RH Partnership
Client Agent: Airey Miller