Vision Construct are building a residential development for private and shared ownership on the former All Saints School Site, West Wickham.
The development will provide stylish living in an historic location, with adjacent grade 1 listed buildings thought to have been home to the family of Anne Boleyn. Meanwhile, a £35m regeneration brings neighbouring facilities up to date, with a new leisure centre, health club and library planned for West Wickham. The build presents the opportunity to construct a quality affordable housing project in a prestigious location.
"I’m looking forward to seeing a happy client and a job I can look back on with pride here at West Wickham."
With demolition complete, Vision construct are building a new community of two and four bedroom houses, one and two bedroom flats, together with car parking, soft & hard landscaping, cycle and bin stores. Partnering with Moat Housing Association, we are building across private, shared ownership and rental tenures to provide a range of specifications and finishes for diverse end user budgets. The finished product will be a striking red brick development designed to complement nearby buildings which date back to the 16th Century.
The specifications provided to the Vision Construct team included:
To match the tudor period features of the adjacent school building’s central tower:
High standard, low maintenance spaces ensuring future cost-efficient property management for Moat:
For any housing association partnership, meeting the requirements you’d expect of any build - reusing demolition waste and sticking to timeframes for example – is paramount to keep costs low. Maintaining excellent relations with the neighbouring school and convent throughout the build are another key requirement.
The Challenges - and how we overcame them
West Wickham presented the following challenges:
With piling completed, foundations built and timber frame erection well underway, our vision for West Wickham is steadily becoming a reality.
Our Clients Say
East Thames acquired 30 affordable homes within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from Vision on a land design & build package…..We also agreed terms to acquire a further 12 affordable units within this development on a subject to planning basis. Construction commenced and ‘we are very satisfied with both the progress, quality of work and professionalism’.
‘…we have provided senior debt finance on eleven projects all of which have been located in and around London. The most recent scheme is one of the largest loans provided by the Bank towards property development activities. 'The projects completed so far have been kept to budget and completed to a high standard….We hold this relationship in very high regard and are keen to offer continued support.’
Vision has recently completed the acquisition of Ogilby Housing Society site, Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, which will see the demolition of 5 existing residence blocks and redevelopment of the site to provide 4 contiguous apartment blocks of between 7 and 13 storeys. It has been a pleasure to work with Vision in getting this project over the line. Your pragmatic approach to negotiations has been greatly appreciated and without doubt, has been a major factor to us agreeing the contract. This is the first project that Home Group and Vision are progressing and together and will hopefully not be the last.