Background

A. W. Hardy won an open-tender process to construct six properties across two terraces on the former site of Leigh Tennis Club, as well as the redevelopment of 131 Highlands Boulevard. The design team comprised Russ Drage Architects, plus the client’s representative Calfordseadon.

A more ambitious design

Post-tender, the scheme was altered to comprise six detached, four-bedroomed properties with modern, flat-roof construction using piled foundations, concrete floors to both levels and a combination of rendered and facing brick cavity wall construction. The property fronting Highlands Boulevard was demolished and a new slate, pitched roof two-storey dwelling was constructed, also incorporating rooms in the roof and a balcony.

This detached property was finished in coloured render and, in common with the rest of the development, timber flooring finished the ground floor rooms. The properties also benefited from fully tiled bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites, adding to the high specification appeal of the dwellings.

An additional property

During the course of the build programme, an additional, larger four-bedroom detached residence was added to the development, also featuring a flat roof and render-and-brickwork elevations. This property stood out as the ‘prestige’ residence of the development, also featuring a balcony to the front elevation and a ‘corner sliding/folding door’ to the rear patio and garden area.

Private roads and landscaped external surroundings set off this high-level housing development. This project created superior accommodation in a much sought-after location with appropriate landscapes and groundworks. It was a great opportunity to put our design and build expertise to work.