PARTNER: Clarion

Plots: 77

Value: £13.7m

Status: On site

The site was owned by Arun District Council when Thakeham introduced Clarion to the project and assisted them to become the preferred buyer. Once exchange had taken place, Thakeham and its in-house design and planning team oversaw the submission and approval of planning consent for the 77 homes.

The land housed a former refuse tip and therefore much remedial work had to be undertaken before we began construction.

Our affect on the local community was carefully considered as the site lies adjacent to a primary and secondary school, so minimal disruption will be important throughout this project.

Our toughest challenge on site was management of the soil during the initial phase of the development. As this site was a former refuse tip, it required a lot of soil remediation to ensure the safety of the eventual residents. The soil management strategy was developed by the Partnerships team and had to be approved by the environment agency and the local authority.

Following the approval of this document, the site team had to test the dug materials to determine if it could be re used as fill during the construction process or whether it had to all be removed from site. This process meant that the build sequence had to be reviewed regularly ensuring testing had been completed prior to works being undertaken in any given phase of the site.

Once completed, this scheme will deliver 100% rented and Shared Ownership properties, delivering much needed affordable housing for the local area. Addressing the urgency of the housing crisis, Thakeham has accelerated the build program, powering through to provide these homes ahead of schedule.




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