LIBRARY COURT, RHYDYFELIN CONSTRUCTION

This development project aims to create a vibrant community for individuals over the age of 55. It includes the construction of 32 new apartments, a community library, and commercial space. The project emphasizes sustainability and community engagement, providing comfortable living spaces and fostering an environment for individuals to thrive and connect with one another. Total Group, committed to Sustainable Homes standards, is leading the project. This scheme sets a benchmark for future developments in the region.

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Project details:

Client:  Trivallis

Team:  Total Group

Type: JCT Design & Build Contract

Location: Rushcliffe, Nottingham

Project value: £9,100,000

Procurement: Competitive Tender

Project Overview

The scheme at hand is a development project that spans over a 15-month period. Its main objective is to create a vibrant community for individuals over the age of 55. This will be achieved through the construction of 32 new apartments designed specifically for this demographic. In addition to the apartments, the scheme also includes a community library and substantial commercial space that can be rented out to local businesses and community groups. To ensure the successful completion of this project,

Total Group was appointed to handle the demolition and construction phase. The construction process involves the use of a timber frame structure supported by a steel frame and pre-cast concrete plank podium. This combination of materials not only ensures durability but also adheres to the Sustainable Homes standards. It is important to note that while the adherence to Sustainable Homes standards was not a contractual requirement, both Total Group and Trivallis, the organisation overseeing the project, are committed to delivering sustainable solutions in all their new projects.

By incorporating sustainable practices into the construction process, the scheme aims to minimise its environmental impact and contribute to the overall well-being of the community. The 32 new apartments have been thoughtfully designed to cater to the unique needs and preferences of individuals over the age of 55. The layout and features of each apartment have been carefully considered to provide comfort, convenience, and accessibility.

The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive living environment that promotes a sense of community and support among the residents. In addition to the residential component, the scheme also includes a community library. This facility will serve as a hub for knowledge, learning, and social interaction within the community. It will provide residents with access to a wide range of books, resources, and activities that promote intellectual stimulation and personal growth.

Furthermore, the scheme offers substantial commercial space that is available for rent to local businesses and community groups. This presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs, startups, and organisations to establish a presence within the community and contribute to its economic growth. By fostering a diverse range of businesses and community initiatives, the scheme aims to create a vibrant and sustainable local economy. The development project is a testament to the commitment of both Total Group and Trivallis in creating spaces that go beyond mere construction.

The emphasis on sustainability, community engagement, and inclusivity sets this scheme apart. It not only provides comfortable and modern living spaces for the over 55s but also fosters an environment where individuals can thrive, learn, and connect with one another. In conclusion, the scheme overview highlights the key aspects of this development project. From the construction of 32 new apartments for individuals over the age of 55 to the inclusion of a community library and commercial space, the scheme aims to create a vibrant and sustainable community.

With Total Group at the helm and a commitment to Sustainable Homes standards, this project sets a benchmark for future developments in the region.

The Challenge During The Construction Phase

The challenges and resolutions faced during the demolition and construction of 32 new apartments, a community library, and commercial space. This project is focused on sustainability and community engagement, with the aim of providing comfortable living spaces and fostering a vibrant environment for residents and visitors alike.

Demolition Challenges

The first phase of the project involved the demolition of existing structures to make way for the new development. This process presented several challenges that needed to be addressed:

  • Structural Integrity: Ensuring the safe and controlled demolition of existing buildings while minimizing the impact on neighboring structures required careful planning and execution.
  • Environmental Considerations: Proper disposal of construction waste and hazardous materials was a priority to minimize the project’s environmental footprint. Recycling and responsible waste management practices were implemented to address this challenge.
  • Community Impact: Demolition activities can be disruptive to the surrounding community. To mitigate this, we implemented a comprehensive communication plan to keep residents informed about the project timeline and any potential disruptions.

Construction Resolutions

Once the demolition phase was completed, the construction of the new apartments, community library, and commercial space began. Several resolutions were implemented to ensure a smooth construction process:

  • Efficient Project Management: A dedicated project management team was assigned to oversee the construction process, ensuring that all tasks were completed on time and within budget.
  • Sustainable Design: The new development incorporates sustainable design principles, including energy-efficient systems, green spaces, and the use of environmentally friendly materials. These measures align with our commitment to sustainability and minimize the project’s long-term environmental impact.
  • Quality Control: Regular inspections and quality control measures were implemented to ensure that the construction adhered to the highest standards of craftsmanship and safety.

Community Engagement

At the heart of this project is community engagement. We believe in creating spaces that bring people together and enhance the overall quality of life. To achieve this, we have implemented the following initiatives:

  • Community Feedback: Throughout the planning and construction process, we actively sought input and feedback from the local community. This allowed us to address any concerns and incorporate community needs into the design.
  • Public Spaces: The development includes public spaces, such as a community library and commercial areas, that are open to residents and the wider community. These spaces provide opportunities for social interaction and community engagement.
  • Social Programs: We have partnered with local organizations to develop social programs and events that promote community involvement and well-being. These initiatives aim to create a sense of belonging and foster a strong community spirit.

Conclusion

The demolition and construction of 32 new apartments, a community library, and commercial space presented various challenges. However, through careful planning, efficient project management, and a commitment to sustainability and community engagement, these challenges were successfully resolved. The end result is a vibrant and sustainable development that provides comfortable living spaces and fosters a strong sense of community. We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about this exciting project.

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