Building firm secures affordable housing deal
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Birmingham-based building services provider J S Wright has secured two contracts worth a total of £2.5 million to deliver new affordable and supported accommodation in London and the South East.
Rydon Construction has selected the company to fit out 90 one and two-bedroom apartments for Thames Valley Housing Association in Horley.
The £11.3m six-storey development is will provide 75 homes for shared ownership and 15 homes for affordable rent, along with a courtyard garden and undercroft retail units and parking.
Work is scheduled to start on site in November with completion planned for February 2015.
J S Wright has also been commissioned by Rydon Maintenance to design and install the mechanical services for the £4.7m refurbishment of a YMCA hostel in St Mary’s Road, Ealing.
The company will be installing a new ventilation system, domestic hot and cold water, drainage and sanitary services at the scheme, which will also have an extended nursery and enhanced reception.
The existing standard 181 bedrooms are being converted to 147 rooms, either en-suite with shared kitchens or self-contained studio and one bedroom flats, to provide young people with modern high quality supported accommodation.
Marcus Aniol, J S Wright's managing director, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our successful relationship with Rydon as we continue to develop as the mechanical services contractor of choice for large-scale residential projects throughout London and the South East.”