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Future Street design, build and operate vibrant, mixed tenure, later living villages

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Buildings are designed with planning and construction simplicity in mind.

A proportion of the space is allocated to back of house requirements and shared amenities. Buildings typically rise from two storeys up to six storeys and we work on an efficiency ratio of c. 73% (gross:net) between accommodation and communal areas.

Case Study Overview: 260 later living apartments

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

260 one and two-bedroom flats with communal amenity spaces and a total of 232 car parking spaces. 133 of these are located within a two storey car park to the rear of the site providing covered access for all residents. A further 69 spaces have been provided for the use of visitors attending functions in the communal hall. Six disabled parking spaces are located adjacent to the porte-cochere at the main entrance and we have provided an additional 24 spaces for visitors to the food store and doctor’s surgery.

Stairwell and lift cores are strategically located to ensure that movement around the building, horizontally and vertically, is straightforward and comprehensible. The communal facilities are located within the centre of the plan to ensure that they are within reasonable walking distance of the flats.

We have shown alternative layouts for 1-bed and 2-bed flats which either incorporate a hallway within the design or take a more open plan approach using the space saved to provide a second bathroom in the 2-bed flat and generally increasing the sizes of the rooms in all such flats. The footprint shape of the building provides three attractively landscaped garden areas, one of these is the south facing courtyard garden adjacent to the main entrance, another is east facing benefiting from morning sun and the third is west facing with the potential to provide attractively landscaped wander paths for evening strolls.

The buildings have been designed with planning and construction simplicity in mind. Specifically, our proposal seeks to ensure buildability within the constraints of a modular system. It is anticipated that there will be extensive further discussion in relation to all aspects of the proposal including, massing options, apartment types and layouts, net to gross ratios and specification. We have allocated a proportion of the space to back of house requirements and attractive staff facilities. We believe that flexibility in the design is required as the brief develops in relation to the local needs. This flexibility principally operates on the basis that any requirement to reduce the extent of the communal facilities would result in additional apartments being provided within the overall modular design framework.

In terms of its massing, the building rises from three storeys fronting onto the main road to four storeys elsewhere with five storey elements where these are likely to be less visible in relation to the surrounding three and four storey building heights. Landscaping will be an important part of the design providing attractive green spaces with lawns, flowering shrubs and hedges within courtyard and rooftop gardens and an approach to tree planting which complements and enhances the architectural aspirations of the building.

Case Study Overview: 128 later living apartments

       

The provision of flats and facilities which elderly people can rent to enable them to live independently within a secure supportive environment where care within their homes can be provided in accordance with individual needs.

The scheme provides 128 flats with 59 car parking spaces located close to the

main entrance area. A central lift lobby, within a short walking distance from the communal facilities, gives access to all of the corridors leading to the residential flats. Alternative layouts for 1-bed and 2-bed flats which either incorporate a hallway within the design or take a more open plan approach using the space saved to provide a second bathroom in the 2-bed flat and generally increasing the sizes of the rooms in all such flats.

The footprint shape of the building provides two attractively landscaped garden areas and a large informal garden located in the south east part of the site is easily accessible from the main entrance to the building.

The buildings have been designed with planning and construction simplicity in mind. The scheme seeks to ensure buildability within the constraints of a modular system. We have allocated a proportion of the space to back of house requirements and shared amenities.

Landscaping will be an important part of the design providing attractive green spaceswith lawns, flowering shrubs and hedges within courtyard and open garden areas and an approach to tree planting which complements and enhances the architectural aspirations of the building.

 

    

Case Study Overview: 57 later living apartments

         

The scheme provides 57 flats with 31 car parking spaces, 13 of which are accommodated below a protective canopy giving direct access to the care home. The communal amenity areas are mostly situated in close proximity to the main entrance. These facilities overlook the main terrace and lawn at ground level.

There are alternative layouts for 1-bed and 2-bed flats which either incorporate a hallway within the design or take a more open plan approach using the space saved to provide a second bathroom in the 2-bed flat and generally increasing the sizes of the rooms in all such flats. The buildings have been designed with planning and construction simplicity in mind. A proportion of the space is allocated to back of house requirements and shared amenities.

The main elements of the composition are the two storey white rendered wall providing a solid framework for the building. To this are added charcoal coloured balconies, screens and window frames which create an interesting black & white interplay. At second floor level the main wall areas are constructed in translucent and reflective glazed panels to create a sense of lightness and minimise the visual mass of this element. The colour of the panels makes reference to the roof tiles, brickwork and terracotta detailing at this level on the existing building. The glazed wall line is set back to the rear of the coping above the white wall to further enhance the sense of recession at roof level. The new building sits comfortably upon the flat part of the site surrounded by mature woodland and within easy walking distance of facilities where public transportation is available to a mainline station.

Landscaping will be an important part of the design providing attractive green spaces with lawns, flowering shrubs and hedges within garden areas and an approach to tree planting which complements and enhances the architectural aspirations of the building.

Case Study Overview: Multigenerational Residential, commercial, workplace and retail.

     

 

 

 

This site called for a mixture of uses including residential commercial, workplace and retail.

The plan retains important historic buildings and creates a commercial and workplace zone to the east of the site. Some limited retail provision was created at ground and first floor levels where retail is most likely to be commercially viable. Behind the retail some 118 parking spaces are provided at ground floor level below podiums which created a garden outlook for the office and workplace buildings.

In addition to these uses, the project required the provision of flats and facilities which people of different age groups can rent to enable them to live in a multi-generational supportive community where friendships can form naturally as people meet with each other within the shared facilities. 146 flats are contained within a four storey building and linked by means of the communal facilities to the fifteen-storey residential tower creating an imposing landmark at a strategic position on the site. All flats lead directly via internal corridors to lifts which give access to the communal amenity areas. We have alternative layouts for 1-bed and 2-bed flats which either incorporate a hallway within the design or take a more open plan approach using the space saved to provide a second bathroom in the 2-bed flat and generally increasing the sizes of the rooms in all such flats. A range of sizes of flats have been designed to accommodate one, two, three or four people. There is provision for 44 car parking spaces.

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facade & Cladding

These façade details illustrate a modular approach to the cladding of the building. In addition to manufacturing most of the superstructure and internal finishes and services as volumetric factory built modules, the elevations of the building will also be factory assembled as panellised components.

These will be assembled complete with window frames installed and will be bolted to the superstructure using a system of flexible joints to ensure that the elevations are wind and water-tight.

 

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Design

Our Architect partner combines extensive understanding of contemporary design with a thorough knowledge of modular construction techniques and has successfully designed and delivered major residential buildings and care villages.

“…..an excellent care home architect, with many designs under his belt, who knows the intricacies and constraints of the sector like no other. For operational efficiency, resident and staff comfort, enjoyment and convenience, and Care Commission approval, he has a total success rating”

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The first Holiday Inn Express ‘Generation 4’ in the UK to be built using a ‘modular’ construction process. The modules were stacked on top of each other without the need for additional supporting structures, to enable fast installation on site. Each module consisted of two bedrooms and a section of corridor, with all of the 220 bedrooms placed on site in less than three weeks, ready for external cladding to commence. The 6,000m² hotel, located next to Manchester’s EventCity venue on a 1.75 acre site opened in June 2017.

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The Cheshire Extra Care PFI Project worth £200m, was initiated by Cheshire County Council in response to their rapidly growing need to provide for the elderly throughout the region. The Extra Care PFI provided 433 dwellings on five sites across Cheshire. The developments range in scale from 53 to 133 apartments, each with a strong emphasis on the communal life of the  residents and the local neighbourhood.

The communal facilities provided for the residents including a cafeteria and restaurant, library, hairdressing salon, gymnasium and various lounges are all grouped around an impressive central atrium.

At the time of its construction it was the largest timber frame project in Europe and the project took around 3 years to get through planning and construction. The 5 schemes were developed simultaneously in order to shorten the overall project timetable to take advantage of economies of scale and commonality of building detail.

 

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Central Scotland Healthcare’s proposal to build a new care home within the grounds of Craigcrook Castle. The new building has been designed to suit off-site manufacture using volumetric modules for the main mass of the building, panellised wall components and premanufactured roof components.

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Structural Engineering

Our Structural Engineers have over 40 years modular building experience and are one of the country’s leading experts in the field. They have delivered an extensive portfolio of UK development and are vastly experienced in the civil and structural engineering design and detailing required to achieve the best outcomes for modular construction.

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Structurally, modular buildings are generally stronger than conventional construction because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations.

Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.

Building off site ensures better construction quality management. Materials that are delivered to the plant location are safely and securely stored in the manufacturer’s warehouse to prevent damage or deterioration from moisture and the elements.

Manufacturing plants have stringent QA/QC programs with independent inspection and testing protocols that promote superior quality of construction every step of the way.

 

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Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. This project involved the construction of an hotel over two basements. The major part of the hotel superstructure was built off-site in standard modules; a typical module comprising two bedrooms with a corridor between. The hotel comprises 2, 4 & 5 storey prefabricated modular units, on a traditional build ground floor transfer structure. Modules are linked together around a traditional build core area to form a ‘T’ shaped building on plan. The traditional build areas were designed by others. All modules are designed as free-standing structures, braced against lateral wind loads by vertical bracing incorporated within party walls. Disproportionate collapse was checked throughout the modular units to the relevant standards. For the purposes of future hotel expansion provision for a 7-storey modular superstructure is included within the structural design and foundation loads.

 

 

 

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The UK and Ireland roll-out of 20 hotels for Premier Inn (some were formerly Tulip Inn acquired by Premier Inn). The developments range between 5 and 15 storeys and provide up to 250 rooms and guest amenities. The hotels are rated 3*+ with a range of guest amenities. The hotels are constructed using off-site manufactured modular units situated around an in-situ steel framed core. The hotels are multi-storey with the prefabricated modular units mounted on a traditional build ground floor transfer structure, linked together around a traditionally built core area. All modules were designed as free-standing structures, braced against lateral wind loads by vertical bracing incorporated within party walls.

 

 

 

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A modular building solution, comprising 577 inter-connected modules, integrated with a traditional concrete core and transfer structure, providing 839 en-suite bedrooms. At 17 storeys the development was, at the time, the World’s tallest modular building.

Critically, the modules and their connections had to be designed to withstand the torsional forces exerted on tall structures by wind loading, without twisting. Particular attention had to be paid by the designers, to the interfaces between manufacture, transportation, load-out and the various integrated elements of the structure and cladding. Our partner was responsible for the full modular design and co-ordination between the module fabricators and the projects’ professional design partners.

The design required sophisticated computer modelling and detailing, relating to the engineering of both the modules and the holistic building. The thumb nail photographs demonstrate the process from shop fabrication through manufacture to load-out and completion.

                

 

 

 

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Planning

Our Planning Consultants have considerable experience in dealing with Extra Care accommodation. Often falling within Class C2 of the Use Class Order, this type of specialist accommodation has its own requirements in terms of the built form, location and level of contributions that can appropriately be justified by a local authority.

Our team will conduct full, in-depth research into the feasibility of developments from assessing existing demographic characteristics to establishing accurate future retirement living needs. Once identified, our experienced team will review, co-ordinate, apply and progress all necessary documentation for a comprehensive pre-application and full planning approval process.

 

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Whiteley Village required growth and development to meet changing and increasing care demands in the longer term. This required changing from traditional residential and nursing care models to an Extra Care model of accommodation, supported by the delivery of care and support on a personal needs basis into people’s own homes.

 

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Reserved Matters Application for 80 Extra Care Apartments and discharge of pre-commencement conditions for Plot C2, Millbay in Plymouth.Our planners advised on the best route to achieving planning permission for an Extra Care scheme at the site following the grant of outline planning permission.

 

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Quantity Surveying

Our QS has a unique understanding of the commercial management of modular projects and is leading the way in the economics of modular and off-site construction in Ireland and the UK.

With over 10 years experience in the area of modular construction, we will provide a detailed cost analyses of products and systems together with the ability to dissect the costs into the various component parts that reflect the modular system being proposed.

“….getting the numbers right at the very outset is the key to the success on a project. Once this is done, the management of the numbers can be done effectively and efficiently. This ensure that projects are constructed within budget, on time and to the required quality”

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Felda House, Wembley is a 450 bed student accommodation constructed in 52 weeks. Our QS provided detailed budget estimates for this project.

 

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Our QS provided the detailed construction estimates for this 653 bed student accommodation, which was, until recently, the tallest modular structure in Europe. Project was delivered in just 44 weeks from breaking ground to handover.

 

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For the Apex Building, Wembley, our QS was responsible for the budget services and life cycle costing analysis for the 28 storey building. This is the tallest modular structure in Europe.

 

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For the Novotel in Wembley, detailed budget estimates, cost options, value engineering services were provided. The building represents a total modular square meterage of 21,000 and was completed in 72 weeks.

 

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Development

Our Development Director has delivered multiple projects within the corporate care operator, specialist building and commercial care environments. In addition, he has extensive experience of pre-construction from land acquisition, new site development pipeline and delivering projects through planning, design and contract negotiation process. 

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For further information on the Future Street Development and Operational team, please email jwest@futurestreet.co.uk

 

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Operations

Our Operations Director has in-depth experience with a national leader of care and support for older and disabled people in their own homes together with operational insight from one of the UK’s largest retirement house builders. 

 

ARHM

Our estate management partner will be a member of ARHM (Association of Retirement Housing Managers), a regulator promoting high standards of practice and ethics in the management of retirement housing.

 

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Each village has a manager that is registered and regulated by the CQC. The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services.  

 

PROUD TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE £3bn HOME BUILDING FUND

The government has pledged £3billion funding through the Homes England Home Building Fund to increase the number of new homes being built, particularly to support small builders & innovative schemes. Homes England is very keen to support schemes that are incorporating accelerated methods of construction i.e. Offsite volumetric modular homes.