22 September 2009

Clifford Devlin has consolidated its presence in the social housing sector with the announcement of a major demolition project for the London Borough of Lewisham.

In August it started work on a three-phase demolition of four and five-storey blocks of flats in New Cross. The £700k project is part of the ongoing Kender Triangle neighbourhood regeneration programme which could eventually see up to 450 new properties being built – a combination of affordable rented, intermediate housing and homes for private sale.

The new build programme, which is being delivered by Hyde Housing and their affordable housing contractors Osborne, has been characterised by a high level of liaison with residents and will feature a “shared surface” that uses landscaping to promote safe external areas where children can play without danger from cars. The properties are also required to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level Three.

Clifford Devlin has particular experience of working in inner-city locations and projects that require sustainability and environmental targets to be met. The company has worked closely with principal contractors to achieve credits for the Code of Sustainable Homes and its commercial counterpart, BREEAM.

Clifford Devlin has provided specialist demolition services for a number of social housing programmes recently including Kings Crescent Estate, Rendlesham House (Hackney Homes), Stratford High Street (Wates Living Space) and Sparke Terrace, part of the Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Projects for the London Borough of Newham.