The regeneration of three estates in Woolwich, London were top of the list for The Royal Borough of Greenwich, heralding a new important phase of redevelopment for the local area.
The ‘Borough’ wanted to breathe new life into some segments of the communities in Woolwich whilst at the same time creating 975 new homes for open market sale, 375 homes for affordable rent and 150 shared ownership homes on the Connaught, Morris Walk, and Maryon Road and Grove estates. The redevelopment and refurbishment of these properties would be key in the overall vision of the borough council.
Under the project, the three estates; Connaught, Morris Walk and Maryon Grove would be upgraded to 1,500 mixed-tenure homes including family houses, mews houses and courtyard apartments.
Steve Offord, cabinet member for housing at Greenwich Council, said: ‘The redevelopment of the three estates represents a key part of our ongoing plans to transform Woolwich and the wider borough after decades of economic decline.’
It was a vast project that would see Contour Casings supply the metal pipe boxing to Keepmoat, enabling the construction process to realise both timescale dependent issues, together with delivering the necessary quality and technical solutions.
The design and manufacture by Contour Casings of 7350m of PPC Aluminium and Zintec Mild Steel pipe boxing systems to internal and external locations also included a range of integrated access panels to allow system maintenance and testing.
Leigh Simpson, Managing Director, Contour Casings commented, ‘’It’s our job to not only supply the best quality materials and products but to also be able to fit into the construction jigsaw’’. He went on to further comment, ‘’we pride ourselves on our quality, our expertise and our ability to deliver products on site when they’re needed’’.
With the construction starting in May 2014 after a consultation programme and the successful completion of the full planning process, the redevelopment of the existing 1,064-home estates resulted in a net increase of 436 properties.
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