Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

Well Cottage, Oxshott, Surrey

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Residential. £3 million

Works are under-way on the formation of the basement car parking and ground floor reinforced concrete transfer slab for ten luxury apartments  being constructed in Oxshott, Surrey.

McCarey Simmonds are responsible for the superstructure design and acting as the client’s engineers, for overseeing the substructure design. More to follow.

Environmental housing for Wolverhampton City Council.

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

30 apartments and terrace housing. £4.0 million.

This November, Cross Street South, the Midland’s first Eco community in Wolverhampton, won the Sustainable Housing Award for ‘Sustainable larger social housing project of the year’ at a ceremony hosted by impressionist, comedian, and committed environmental campaigner, Alistair McGowan, at London’s Hilton Hotel.

This ground breaking development, the superstructure structural engineering which was designed by McCarey Simmonds, provides 27 eco-friendly flats and 3 houses that uses up to 50% less energy than standard homes, only needing 2 kilowatts of heat as opposed to the usual 8 to 10. It also uses a range of low maintenance materials such as cedar cladding and recycled wood in its kitchen units. The grass roof provides good insulation and keeps the homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Other eco friendly aspects include a community recycled wood chip boiler, which provides all of the heating and hot water for the homes, low energy lighting, composting, recycling bins, water butts and high performance softwood and double-glazing.

Queen’s Court, East Grinstead.

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Residential

Works are almost complete at Queen’s Court on Gary Monaghan’s five storey, 20 flat housing development for Download Housing Association, engineered by McCarey Simmonds. The project was architecturally designed and project managed by construction management specialists, Focus Consulting of Brighton.
Queen's Court, East Grinstead

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