One of our newest referrals has taken us almost 150 miles south of Ashbourne to a development close to Shoreditch in East London. It’s called Regan Way.
It’s fair to say, we’ve built our project portfolio on developments in the Midlands – entirely on referral. But now, we’ve been given the opportunity to work on a brand-new residential development in the City of London.
It’s our first design and build project with our new London based client, Regan Lofts. One of our existing and trusted clients, David Rahal of Malvern Homes, referred us – and naturally, we’re delighted. Good news travels – and so do we!
The project site is a narrow piece of land located on the corner of Regan Way in Hoxton – said to be a hotspot bordering fashionable Hackney, as well as a creative hub with colourful street art, hip pubs and cafes, edgy galleries and popular nightclubs. In fact, we’re already on site. We’re demolishing old garages to make way for a signature residential development of six spacious apartments. These 2-one-bedroom apartments and 4-two-bedroom apartments are modern and light with large-punched windows.
London-Liverpool based architects, Shedkm, has embraced some bold and playful designs. The accommodation will be spread over three storeys, incorporating inset private balconies that will benefit from natural light throughout the afternoon and evenings and an aesthetic green living roof. The ground floor accommodation will provide cycle parking and post boxes. The estimated contract value for the project is £1.3m.
If there’s something we enjoy when we’re on site – it’s a challenge. And we can definitely foresee some of these. The external walls are the site footprint, then there’s a logistical test when it comes to deliveries and storage as space is at a premium; and access to Hoxon Street is through a well-established built up area, surrounded by homes and businesses. I’m sure they’ll thank us when we’re done, because the apartments are so eye-catching and will add to the character of the area.
The groundworks are scheduled to start in January and then we’ll start to build upwards. We estimate the build time to take around 10-months. So this means they’ll be ready just in time for Christmas 2021. We’ll keep you updated on developments and look forward to sharing some significant milestones as they happen.