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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.”

Improvements to Social Housing

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Our latest project for Thame & District Housing Association – a two storey side extension and refurbishment of two flats – is due to start on site in mid-April. Planning permission was sought and granted by Buckinghamshire Council for improvements to the one bedroom flats at Anstey Court in Waddesdon.

Flats to be improved at Anstey Court in Waddesdon

The existing stairs to the first floor accommodation pose accessibility issues, as they’re too steep to meet the latest building regulations: our solution was to design an extension to the side of the building to house a new wider staircase and entrance door, so that it’s more suitable for elderly residents.

Because of the siting of the building there was only one option for the extension, and it meant that the internal layout of the First Floor flat would be changed to accommodate the new entrance. The Ground Floor flat will receive full redecoration.

Our administration of the procurement process lead to Skyline Development & Construction being appointed to carry out the building works, and we are looking forward to working with them on this social housing improvement project.