Performance Foundations were called in late last year to help out on a unique, widely publicised, building project at Richardson’s Yard in Brighton.
Previously an old scrapyard, the site is now home to some sea containers produced in Holland, which have been converted into temporary accommodation or 5 years to help ease the temporary housing issue. Each 40ft container provides a self-contained studio flat of 25 square metres and includes; a kitchen, bathroom, living and sleeping space.
QED, a property development company which is passionate about developing environmentally responsible projects engaged Performance Foundations to carry out all of the ground preparation works needed, included tarmacking, installing sub bases, drainage for sanitary ware, storm drainage and service installations (water service, electric and telecoms ducts) to prepare way for the new installation of temporary housing.
Mike Sansom Head of Building Control at Brighton and Hove City Council, who was involved in the project since initial pre-application meeting said of the project “An innovative project that challenged traditional thinking around regulatory compliance. The team showed a real passion to embrace those challenges and the result has been a real first for the City.”
Richardson’s Yard opened its gates to residents on 9th December 2013. It took just 14 weeks to complete the development of 36 studio flats. The development was let on completion to Brighton Housing Trust for use as ‘Move on Accommodation’ for its clients.