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Keepmoat had been appointed by Together Housing to build a £12m 119-home extra care facility in Darwen, Blackburn. The development included 85 self-contained apartments along with on-site facilities, specifically designed for the over 50s.

Having recently completed works for Keepmoat on a £15million older people's housing scheme in Northampton, the community regeneration specialist contracted us to design, engineer, manufacture and install the light gauge steel superstructure for the 85 apartments, across three phases of build.

CHALLENGES FACED

• The building had a split level transfer structure. This required considerable accuracy and focus during site surveys - and then levelling of the Fusion structure to ensure any inconsistencies were overcome

• The building had also been designed with a wet screed floor finish and our engineers needed to ensure our superstructure would be capable of supporting the increased load • Some of the apartments had been designed with cantilever balconies - a further element which needed to be considered in our design and engineering of the light gauge steel structure.

We worked closely with Keepmoat's team throughout the design and engineering process to ensure each challenge was met - and the ultimate structure was fit for purpose.

Then within our first month on site, we were awarded 'Contractor of the Month', in recognition of the quality of the product we supplied to site and our timely delivery - and our Site Team Supervisor was named 'Employee of the Month', in recognition of his positive and helpful outlook whilst working on site.
We completed our works on time and went on secure a further contract with Keepmoat Engie, for new student accommodation at the University of Durham.

 

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