Woodside Avenue was delivered in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and VIVID Homes and saw the delivery of a scheme of 94 units comprising of 59 houses and 35 flats as well as five Passivhaus on the site of a disused recycling centre.
Drew Smith were appointed with the design proposals at outline planning permission stage in 2015 and subsequently developed proposals through RIBA stage 4 finally securing a reserved matters planning permission within a restricted delivery timeframe in the summer of 2016.
Prior to commencement of the project, Drew Smith successfully completed a significant Section 278 agreement in conjunction with Hampshire Highways, a significant four-way road junction improvement to the value of half a million pounds. As the site was in a busy residential area, engagement with residents in the local vicinity was critical throughout the project.
The adjoining allotments were in full use for the duration of the project and access directly through the site was a requirement throughout the construction period. All 94 homes were delivered using MMC, constructed in open panel Timber Frame maximising delivery efficiency. All the homes benefitted from solar photovoltaic panels and water saving devices.