Carden Avenue & Boldmere Road, Sutton Park. Leeds

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Carden Avenue & Boldmere Road, Sutton Park. Leeds

Client: 
Affinity Sutton Housing Association
Value: 
£5,000,000
Completed: 
2011

Work on two sites in the Sutton Park area of Leeds located approximately 300m apart has recently been completed by Bullock Construction.

The 43 unit Carden Avenue site, had a steeply sloping topography which together with greenfield discharge rates and existing public sewer requiring easement/diversion works, required lateral thinking to finalize the external works and below ground drainage design. The properties which were supported off pile foundations and precast concrete ground beams also had to be stepped to follow the contours of the site; indeed the units located off Carden Avenue to the top of the site had to be built up in level utilizing gabion retaining walls located below the rear patio areas.

The 11 unit Boldmere Road site, was also split over two levels. The 6 units located at the higher level were serviced by a curving shared access road. As the road was adopted by the local authority, a supporting R.C. retaining wall was designed as a highway structure. Gabion retaining walls were again utilized to the rear of the lower 5 units to provide usable garden space. A number of the units were designed to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes using an innovative modern method of construction.