Ridgelands, Elphinstone Road, Hastings
|Client:||Ability Housing Association|
||Philip Pank Partnership|
|Architect:||PDP LLP Architects|
|Engineer:||Gyoury Self Partnership|
This Design and Build project comprised of the construction of eleven number one bedroom flats, with a care workers overnight cubby, constructed over three floors, including external footpaths, soft landscaping, parking areas, a new incoming road to service a future housing estate and new incoming statutory services and drainage.
The site was a ‘greenfield’ location on a steeply sloping hillside in Hastings.
The build required extensive groundworks due to the sloping nature of the site. These include a pre-cast concrete retaining wall alongside the public highway and King Post and Stepoc Block retaining walls around the site. The basement of the building was constructed in a traditional cavity wall on a concrete raft with the upper floors being a timber frame construction.
Internally, the flats and common ways were configured to suit specific disabled occupants, or with the ability to adapt to suit future residents.