Rund was appointed as Clerk of Works on this development, winning Best Older People’s Development (Urban) award at the Inside Housing Development Awards 2021. 
Project Background

The scheme consists of 100% rented homes, with the majority let as London Affordable Rent. The new homes are located across four levels. They include fully adapted wheelchair homes, along with a host of amenities for residents, such as a communal residents’ lounge, a library, and communal landscaped gardens. A guest room is also provided for visiting friends and family members.

Retaining the majority of the existing building and with many residents remaining in-situ, there were significant challenges during construction to be overcome. The construction methodology includes a lightweight structural framing system adjoining the existing traditional masonry. This framing system meant construction proceeded at a greater pace, helping to reduce programme risk and delay. The development includes a bio-diverse brown roof, photovoltaics, Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery and a Sustainable Drainage System.

There is a strong sense of community at Vic Johnson House, which supports the residents’ health, wellbeing, and quality of life. This sense of community was evident when many residents chose to stay in their existing homes and were highly supportive throughout the redevelopment. 

The Solution

Our scope of work included intricate quality monitoring, identifying any risks and defects throughout the building process and recommending corrections to help mitigate issues. Our Clerk of Works was also involved in checking the quality of building materials and workmanship against specifications and compiling detailed work reports.

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