FRT Developments appointed Trident’s London City office to refurbish an economically unviable industrial yard into nine boutique houses. The instruction involved project management and cost management services, alongside an employer’s agent role.
The works included overseeing dilapidated sheds and removing workshops and extensive decontamination works carried out, as well as the building of the nine properties. Although the area is primarily residential, several houses had become occupied by businesses. Returning this site to residential use was in line with both national and local planning policy.
There has been a real effort to ensure sustainability was at the forefront of this project. Brushed steel balconies and timber features were chosen with low maintenance in mind. The parking areas, made from permeable block paving with planting bays in the courtyard, and trees and shrubs planted on the boundary, were added to offset emissions.
Timberyard Mews achieved an EPC-rating of B as a result, as well as the scheme featuring a high thermal performance envelope, double-glazing and low-energy lighting.