Castle Street Dover TEST

The high performance of Kingspan TEK® and its impressive airtightness meant it was the building fabric of choice.

Location

Dover

Client

Dover District Council

Build System

Kingspan TEK®

Apartment building with traditional sash windows

The Project

A major driver in this development was a high-performance fabric as this would lead to lower fuel bills. Also, the speed of build was a huge factor, as it would allow local people to move into their new homes far quicker than a traditionally built development.

Traditional Sash windows on a sunny day

The Design

Jenner Contractors were appointed to construct a 2- and 3-storey building, providing 8 affordable rent flats for people over the age of 50. The flats were built in an area where the surrounding buildings were listed so the flats were designed to fit in with the vernacular of the local housing. Many of the sites were at the end of roads no larger than 3 metres wide. To make the project yet more challenging, the sites were also located in existing residential developments and surrounded by occupied homes. This made all cranage, deliveries, and waste removal tricky. However, by pairing all the benefits of offsite construction with working alongside our accredited construction partners, these challenges were overcome. The new homes were built on schedule with minimal disruption to the local community.

Winner - Best Social Housing Project

Castle Street Dover won 'Best Social Housing Project' at the 2016 Structural Timber Awards.

The awards, designed to celebrate innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology, were hosted by television personality Mark Durden-Smith who presented sixteen companies with a prestigious Structural Timber Award.

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