Completed as part of the Army Basing Programme 2020, the project involved the construction and delivery of 917 Service Family Homes at Bulford (225) and Ludgershall (242) by February 2020 and at Larkhill (450) by May 2020 plus various off site highways projects. This collaborative form of contract had seen very little exposure within the housing market prior to this project but the parties engaged enthusiastically and with success.
The design utilised 6 core house types to provide Officer, Other Ranks and adapted living properties. The project spans 3 distinct sites, Bulford, Ludgershall and Larkhill and extensive Section 106 off site Highway works. The high-speed delivery of this project required the output rate in excess of industry norms, with an average handover rate of 16 houses per week, rising to 20 per week at peak output – a delivery rate unprecedented in UK low rise housing,
Completed as part of the Army Basing Programme 2020, the delivery rate of this complex, high-volume, fast-track project is unprecedented in UK low rise housing. The was delivered by two timber frame providers working side by side collaboratively (not seen before in UK housing developments) which allowed a speed build of 22 weeks from foundations to superstructure, with an extensive acceptance process.
Collaborative procurement of this nature has seen very little exposure in the residential sector prior to this project. All parties engaged enthusiastically and with success, supported by a shared project office environment. The scheme benefitted from an open and fully collaborative working relationship fostered by DIO, WYG and Lovell.
Delivered on budget and on schedule, despite pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic, each site presented its own challenges. Extensive archaeology included a forgotten WW1 Practice Battlefield at Larkhill, found to be the largest ever archaeological exploration of such features anywhere in the world. Important historic finds were identified including a Stone Age Double Henge Form, now a registered English Heritage Scheduled Monument.
Despite the challenges, the joint project team succeeded in delivering an exemplary scheme that showcases innovative approaches in the build programme, pace of delivery and high-quality construction.
100% payment within 30 days terms
100% waste diverted from landfill
2,807 Tonnes Carbon Saved
CCS Score 45/45
164 No of SMEs
38 jobs created & 955 trainee weeks
Schools engagement: 364 students
£122,073.50 donations to charity
747 volunteer hours & 74% social value created
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