Hertford Way, Gorleston

Hertford Way, Gorleston

Start Date: March 2017
Completion Date: January 2018
Construction Value: £750,000
Location: Gorleston, Norfolk
Sustainability: Residential



Client: Equinox
Local Authority: Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Project Manager: Philip Pank Partnership
Architect: Wellington
Consulting Engineer: Richard Jackson



Bringing a redundant site back to life, creating two new jobs, and building six ‘sympathetically-designed’ council houses in the borough of Great Yarmouth – all results of a new strong partnership between Wellington and the Borough Council’s development company Equinox.

Built on the site of a former housing depot, the new homes featured rather more design flair than might be expected in affordable housing, with full-height windows and decorative features such as brightly-coloured window pods.

As part of the construction contract, Wellington gave a work placement on the site to a local man who had been unemployed for a long period; this resulted in a permanent job with the company.  In addition, a new brick-laying apprenticeship was created, which was taken up by one of Wellington’s existing labourers, giving him a route into a trade and a bright future in the industry.

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