This project saw our former client, Ogilby Housing Society, extending its residential portfolio with nine purpose-built dwellings. John Burke Associates acted as architect and surveyor, Brand Consulting took on the engineering role, while A.W. Hardy took care of construction. 


The new homes

We were contracted to build seven new apartments and two maisonettes. The new, single-block development is part three-storey and part two-storey and it occupies the corner plot of this existing residential development in a desirable area of Hornchurch.

Using piled foundations with reinforced concrete ground beams and proprietary concrete floors, the new brick-and-block structure has concrete roof tile and reflects the design of the existing residences on the site. However, the new properties have a modern and up-to-date layout that fully complies with current building regulations and NHBC requirements.


The development is on a sloping site, so it incorporates a partial basement to accommodate this. The restricted ridge height also had to be maintained from the existing housing blocks. 

Seven new parking bays were created alongside the new block, requiring a revised site entrance and new access road. This demanded revised drainage with specific attenuation measures, along with new sewer connections to the busy main road in the front of the site.

Our client also took this opportunity to install new boundary walls and railings to the corner plot, providing a fresh and appealing ‘gated’ feel to the development. We were delighted to have the opportunity to build a high-quality asset to an agreed timescale and within budget.