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Conversion of public toilets into 4 one bedroom affordable homes - Banks Court, Keswick

Category: Residential

This innovative scheme originated from Allerdale Borough Council's strategic plan to support the provision of affordable homes across the borough so that it meets local demand. Keswick Community Housing Trust bought the old public toilets for £1 and appointed us as contractors to convert the property into 4 one-bedroom affordable homes, aiming to help the younger generation live in the centre of Keswick.

We included photo-voltaics to reduce carbon emissions, energy saving lighting and water saving features to ensure excellent building performance and sustainability for the end user.

The apartments themselves are of modern layout with an open plan lounge, kitchen, dining area and one bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

We have 4 young people delighted with their new homes in the middle of a lively market town, this is a really unique project and a scheme that we're proud to have been a part of.

Client: Keswick Community Housing Trust
Completion: August 2015
Architect: Day Cummins Ltd.
Duration: 21 weeks

Sub Contractors

Apex Acoustic Ltd - sound testing
Brian Whittaker - roofing
Contract Flooring (Cumbria) Ltd. - flooring
Excel Interior Lining Systems - ceiling works
Hollis Engineering - juliet balconies
Ian Gibson Associates - chemical damp proof course
JA Lee - cleaning
Lewis Contracting - electrical and fire alarms
Mike Holmes - plastering
Metalwork Solutions - lintels
Sunrise Energy - photovoltaics
West Coast Thermal - asbestos removal

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