Harbour Road: Case Study Summary
|Client||Location||Sector||Contract Value||Main Contractor|
|McCarthy & Stone||Gosport||Retirement Living / Care||£10.00 million||McCarthy & Stone|
McCarthy and Stone used Sigmat light gauge steel framing at its Viewpoint retirement development in Harbour Road, Gosport.
The development of 48 one and two bedroom apartments has been hailed as significant boost to the local economy as typically retirement developments of this nature add over £500,000 per year of spend into local shops and businesses.
McCarthy and Stone Regional Managing Director, Shane Paul said: “We wanted to build a nine storey development to offer spectacular views of the waterfront and out across Portsmouth. Light gauge steel frame is an ideal mid-rise framework for a number of reasons. Firstly, Sigmat manufactured and build it offsite before transporting it to the location for the on-site build. Secondly, as a result the time spent on site is shortened which causes less local disruption and provides a faster route to the finished development.”
“The need for suitable over 55's housing in Gosport was clear. The design also integrated balconies into the scheme ensuring that the residents will have a “holiday style lifestyle” every day, waking up to a lovely view. Our previous experiences of working with McCarthy and Stone also helped everything go smoothly.”