Iron Horse Merstham, Surrey
The Merstham Estate Regeneration plan is one of the key priorities in Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Core Strategy. The vacant site which was the home of the former Iron Horse public house, borders Bletchingly Road, Portland Drive and Fieldoaks Way.
The new development consists of a food store and three retail units on the ground floor together with 10 shared equity flats on the upper two floors for Raven Housing Trust.
Architect: Piper Whitlock
Engineer: Crouch Waterfall & Partners
Client Agent: MEA
The new convenience food store has been let to CO-OP the other units are now occupied by a chemist, bookmaker and dry cleaners, whilst the 10 shared equity flats are being managed by Raven Housing Trust.
The new structure consists of a steel frame with load bearing masonry internal walls and precast concrete floors, traditional pitched roof and brick elevations with aluminium windows. Each of the flats has enhanced sound insulating properties and high levels of thermal insulation. The project was completed on time and on budget.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Form of Contract
JCT Standard Form of Building Contract with Contractors Design 2011