The project has presented several challenges related to its impact on residents. The two sites are directly adjacent to occupied residences, so we have provided the client with various approach recommendations to help minimise disruption. This included building both sites out simultaneously for a more efficient delivery.
We have also facilitated essential stakeholder management related to the existing tenant’s hall, which is frequently used by residents for events and gatherings. We have been liaising directly with residents on behalf of Metropolitan Thames Valley, presenting the benefits of the refurbishment works in terms of improving quality and expanding space. We have also helped ensure safe access to the hall continues to be available throughout construction works, with a temporary facility created following demolition.
Ashmole Estate will help satisfy a growing need for high-quality affordable housing within a developing area of London, creating a mix of homes appealing to different residential needs.