PRETORIA ROAD, CHERTSEY
89 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments + 12 3 & 4 Bedroom houses.
The site was a disused gas works on the edge of Chertsey and bordering the Green Belt. The Local Planning Authority were insistent that any development respect this sensitive location, imposing severe design and planning constraints on development configuration and massing. At the same time the Client aspired to an exemplar project to express their commitment to design quality.
The Metsec Metframe pre-panellised superstructure system was specified to aid the speed of construction. The system provides a stable and rapidly erected frame without the need for a steel or concrete primary structure and is constructed of a cold-rolled, galvanised steel structural framing system.
Initially submitted for planning permission in 2006, the scheme was required to achieve Ecohomes Level 'Very Good', together with 10% on-site energy provision by renewables. This has been achieved through a combination of insulation levels above Part L requirements, rooftop solar panels, and careful specification of materials and their installation.
The first phase was completed in 2009