Monthly Archives: May 2022

Social Housing Refurb at Croft Court

Friday, May 27th, 2022

We’ve recently completed a phased refurbishment project for Thame & District Housing Association, a Registered Social Landlord providing rented accommodation in the Thame area.

The works at Croft Court, which is a residential block with eight single bedroom flats for the over 60s included replacing the kitchens and bathrooms in each, removing a sliding door into the kitchen and enlarging the opening to create a more usable and modern space. The works also incorporated the replacement of the roof. We provided drawings and specification and following a procurement process, principal contractor JET Construction (Milton Keynes) Ltd was appointed to carry out the building works. By paying close attention to the project programme, we ensured that the flats were refurbished in a phased way, so there was the minimum of disturbance to existing residents.

Thame & District Housing Association Facilities Manager Mick Hancocks said: “We have appointed PCMS Design to carry out the project management and architectural design for a number of our properties. We have found that they are sensitive to the protection and privacy needs of our residents, which is very important to us. I would not hesitate to use PCMS Design again.”

Crane on Site

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Our sports and community pavilion project located on the Haddenham Airfield Development is progressing well. A crane arrived on site today to lift in the steels to support the roof structure. In spite of the rainy May weather, six steel beams in total were successfully craned in, plus two posts.

When the roof is installed, it will be clad in a combination of zinc plus some sections of environmentally friendly green sedum.

Following completion later this year by main contractor Marlow Builders, the new pavilion will provide changing facilities for the adjacent football pitches, and rooms available for community use such as meetings and parties. The facility will be maintained by Haddenham Parish Council, and has been funded partly by Section 106 money contributed by the developer, CALA Homes.

Crane lifts steel beam into construction site
Lifting in the steel beams

This is a great local project to be involved with, and we are thrilled to see our design taking shape!