Hill Street, Newport

Details

Location: Hill Street Car Park, Newport

Client: Newport City Council

Contract: Full Turnkey Package (from design to completion)

Type of Construction:  MMC Construction

Status: In Planning

Year: 2021

Introduction

ZED PODS have been commissioned by Newport Council to build a residential development comprising 12 single-occupancy apartments, with work due to start in summer 2021 to be completed before the end of the year.

 

The proposed site is on the Hill Street Car Park in the Wooles area of the Shropshire city, retaining car parking spaces and, with one of the best energy performance levels in social housing in the UK it will be in line with the Welsh Government Decarbonisation Programme — Net zero-carbon / Built to EPC Rating A, it will be an exemplar of sustainable design and construction.

Site Location

Project Team

Linc Cymru

Housing Association

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ZED PODS Ltd

Principal Designer

Principal Constractor

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We feel that a development in this area could make a significant impact in terms of meeting housing need, especially if MMC were utilised, that would allow properties to become available much more quickly than with traditional building methods.''

Michelle Aspey

Housing Strategy Manager

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Key Innovation

As detailed, the proposal will meet all the ‘Must’ and all the ‘Should’ criteria, and our focused ‘WILL Goals‘.

ZED PODS key innovation criteria’s to include Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

Innovating in

Housing Delivery

100% affordable, inclusive and low carbon living (WILL Goal: Capital)

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Innovating in

Design & Layout

Re-establishing link to encourage active lifestyles (WILL Goal: CO2/ Energy)

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Innovating in

Land Development

Using a unique approach to bring car park into use for residential development

(WILL Goal: Capital/CO2/ Energy)

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Innovating in

MMC

Off-site volumetric housing

(WILL Goal: Capital/CO2/ Energy)

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Innovating in

Sustainability

High-quality, net zero-carbon, car-free development

(WILL Goal: Capital / CO2/ Energy)

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Innovating in

Regeneration

Maximising the site value by turning an existing car park into a secured residential development with prescribed amenity spaces and services.

(WILL Goal: Capital/CO2/ Energy)

Innovating in

Health & Wellbeing

Maximising opportunities for cycling, walking and sustainable transport including electric vehicle infrastructure.

(WILL Goal: Capital/CO2/ Energy)

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Innovating in

Architectural Feature

Upbringing local character and reinforcing safety and security for the wider community.

(WILL Goal: Capital/CO2/ Energy)

Project Timeline

Project Brief approved by the Council 

Undertook Feasibility Studies

Agree on Project Budget

Prepare Project Programme

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Architectural Concept approved by the Council and aligned to the Project Brief

Obtain pre-application Planning Advice

Initial Cost Plan

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Planning application to be submitted

2021 - To be confirmed

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 Building Regulations Application

 Construction Phase Plan

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Building handed over to the Council

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Residents move in

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Develop Business Case

Review Project Risks

Review Project Budget

Undertook Site Appraisals

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Construction off-site to minimise disruption and site installation

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Upcoming — Preparing to Submit our Planning Application

Spring 2020/21 • In Progress

We will provide a further update to our website in the next couple of weeks when we have a more precise date for submitting the application, and we will inform the local community before any application is submitted.