Client: Incommunities Ltd

Site: Thorp Garth, Idle, Bradford

Project Description: 22 Dwellings

This development consisted of 22 – 2Bed/4Person houses, in a mixture of semi-detached and terrace blocks, complete with two new access roads, new mains services and associated external works.

Foundations were into reasonably good ground, however and in certain parts of the site, excavations went through former buildings and, to much greater and unexpected depths.

Each of the new properties were built in an artificial stone to compliment the surrounding natural stone buildings, roofs were covered using a dark grey concrete roof tile, windows were white upvc and the external doors grained finished fibreglass, supplied and fitted by ISG Bradford.

During the build process, some of the existing mains services needed diverting, terminating or lowering, which introduced a range of challenges, particularly with limited time and maintaining progress on site.  There was also an un-chartered surface water drain (large diameter) which neither Yorkshire Water nor Highways knew anything about, this drain had to be diverted as it headed under one of the new plots foundations, this operation cost us time and money to accommodate, but had to be done.

Part way through the construction stage, we were advised that in memory of a fallen soldier from Bradford (Pte Christopher Kershaw), that one of the new access roads would be named after him, on the 18th September 2016, a formal ceremony involving soldiers from Christopher’s Platoon and other dignitaries took place, we are proud to be associated with this memory.

The project was handed over in phases to a range a tenants who are all delighted with their new dwellings.