Mary Bowes Terrace
Sea views at 36-40 Southwood Avenue
Our ambitious first project was a derelict building with huge potential in a desirable area with direct access to the sea.
We relished the challenge to transform it into 16 luxury apartments that reflected the prestige of its location.
The completed development is called ‘Mary Bowes Terrace’ after Mary Eleanor Bowes, a British aristocrat who lived near Christchurch, Dorset, after her retirement.
The site in progress
Even in this first development, we started to put our environmental consciousness into practice.
We retained and reused
We designed the site to reduce construction works and retain as much carbon as possible:
We reused most of the steel on the site, reducing the need for new steel by 90%
We kept existing floors and the two main stair cores, saving on new materials in the form of concrete and masonry
We chose renewables
We installed air source heat pumps in every apartment, with A+ rated electrics. This will reduce the energy needed to live in the apartments, saving owners money and reducing the overall carbon used yearly
Our attention to detail adds up
We installed eco-friendly double-glazed windows and doors with thermally efficient frames which perform above the current building regulation standard
We built a fully permeable landscape to allow rain water to soak away, reducing the flood risk in the area
All waste was recycled where possible, either on site or specially removed by an approved contractor
As much as we could, we scheduled deliveries together to maximise materials carried and reduce journeys and, where possible, contractors shared vans and used other modes of transport to get to the site
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