Situated in Stockport
Construction of 11 brand new purpose-built assisted living apartments featuring communal facilities
Careful readjustments were made to the first floor to accommodate the specific needs of clients. The existing hollow core construction was specifically redesigned to pre-caste planks, thus increasing the decibel rating to 50 decibels. As well as making improvements to the acoustics, it also enabled a specialist remote management system for entry, security and safety. Further external and drainage works were also carried out on the project.
The client, Viaduct Housing Partnership, was established in 2017 with the main purpose of exploring opportunities to build new homes of all types of tenure in the region, but with a specific focus on affordable housing. The partnership has been very keen from the outset to engage with the local community. The partnership continues to consult with the full range of stakeholders, in terms of the design choices it makes and building strategy decisions it takes.
The project was completed to Robust Details Standard and as part of the ground-breaking Considerate Constructors Scheme. This is an organisation, founded in 1997, that welcomes all parties operating within the construction industry to voluntarily sign up to a code of considerate practice. The overall aim is to encourage companies to engage in best practice that goes beyond the statutory rules, regulations and standards that are already in place.
Viaduct Housing Partnership was proud to unveil its first supported new build scheme on the Grafton Street site. The opening event was attended by staff, tenants and residents, as well as board members, councillors and project partners. All guests had the opportunity to look around the development. Councillor Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health wished, all the new tenants the very best of luck as they settle into their new homes and offered warm thanks to everybody involved in the Belmont project. Similarly, Ken Lee, Chair of the Viaduct Housing Partnership Board explained his pride about the completion of the project and expressed excitement about what the future holds for the company.
B&E Boys are pleased to have completed another major project of this size and scale. The Belmont Assisted Living Apartments was an exciting project to be involved in and one that will create a lasting legacy for the people in the local community.