The Contract is for the provision of 8 social housing units comprised of 8 apartments for CAT 1 – over 55 accommodation. The work includes the requirement for site development and engineering works. The contract will be for approximately 12 months from date of award and is scheduled to start by the end of March 2016. It is expected that ALL units built under this contract will achieve ‘Secured By Design’ and Lifetime Homes accreditation.
The scope of the Charlotte Street, Ballymoney project is the delivery of 8 social housing units; the scale of the Charlotte Street, Ballymoney project is approximately £840,000 and the complexity of the Charlotte Street, Ballymoney project includes the refurbishment of a former PSNI station (Grade B1 Listed) into 8 apartments, with engineering services and external and site development which achieve Secured by Design and Lifetime Homes standards.
We await results of a General Quantitative Risk Assessment and a Pre-Demolition and Asbestos report to understand the extent of any contamination and asbestos on the site.
General Site Description:
The 0.012 hectare site is comprised of a disused Police Station and the land within the site rises from the edge of the road to the north by approximately 3 metres. The boundaries on three sides are defined by a three metre high security fence. The eastern boundary of the site is formed by the gable elevation of the neighbouring Court House. Beyond the boundaries of the site the land is in mixed use and includes the adjacent Court House, Ballymoney Reformed Presbyterian Church, additional buildings associated with the operation of the Police Station opposite, a garage and a mix of terraced and detached residential properties.