Firethorn Close, Swindon

The construction of 24 assisted living homes for Swindon Borough Council.

Linden Avenue & Bembridge Close, Swindon

The construction of 11 assisted living bungalows on two separate sites for Swindon Borough Council

Brookfield, Highworth

The construction of three Lifetime homes for Swindon Borough Council.


The construction of 10 properties for Selwood Housing Society.

Broughs, Bracknell

The demolition of an existing property and the construction of 9 flats for Bracknell Forest Homes

Leverkus Court, Chinnor

The demolition of a block of flats and the construction of 8 new flats for Soha Housing Association.

Bourne Road, Pangbourne

Works included the demolition of garages and the construction of an apartment block for Sovereign Housing Association. The site was located adjacent to a high speed railway and so great care had to be taken to ensure works were conducted safely. The two 1 bed and two 2 bed apartments all achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes rating of 4.

Denton Lane, Garsington

This project involved the demolition of an existing building and the construction of four 1 bed flats and six 2 bed flats in two blocks for Soha Housing Ltd.

Rothwell Place, Crowthorne

This project involved the demolition of an existing property and the construction of nine new homes for R J Leighfield's new client - Bracknell Forest Homes. The properties, five 2 bed homes and four 3 bed homes, are a mix of rental and shared ownership.

Rainforest Walk

This was another project R J Leighfields completed with their long term clients Sovereign Housing Association.  Works comprised of eight flats over three floors. The flats are a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments. 

Lea House

The plot originally housed a single detached house owned by Sovereign Housing Association. Because of the property's age, refurbishment to meet the Decent Homes Standard would have been expensive; therefore the decision was made to re-develop the site. During the early stages of the project Sovereign Housing Association recognised a need to provide a permanent space for the community's village store. Planning was granted for 5 new timber frame 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, together with a new post office and shop, which were of traditional build. As well as ground source heat pumps providing underfloor heating for residents at low cost, the development also gained Secure By Design and EcoHomes certifications. Furthermore, the project won the regional Best Community Project at the Local Authority Building Control Awards (LABC) in May 2010, as well as being shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Sustainable Project category.

Phelps Parade

Located in a busy town centre bounded by a public highway, commercial and residential units, this project involved the demolition of existing residential and retail units, and the construction of 2 retail units on the ground floor and 16 new apartments on the first and second floors. With a full design and build service and using timber frame construction, each apartment also had separate photovoltaic systems to help reduce energy consumption. The scheme also achieved Secure By Design accreditation and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

Church Close

This scheme comprised the demolition of four existing timber frames houses and the construction of four traditional three bedroom houses. An existing timber frame and a traditional brick property were also refurbished. Working with an ecological consultant, Sovereign Housing Association's architect ensured that the new houses incorporated features that provided a habitat for the bats that had previously roosted in the timber framed properties. Ground source heat pumps and underfloor heating were installed in the new build properties with ground source and radiators being installed in the refurbished properties.

Hunters Hill

This suburban regeneration project comprised demolition of two existing blocks of flats and garages and the construction of 35 semi detached and terraced houses. These include 27 properties for rent and 8 for shared ownership. The designs produced by Sovereign Housing Association’s in-house architects incorporate brick dentil features, reconstructed stone cills and heads to windows and feature porches over entrance doors. The completed project is softened by landscape planting and play areas with play equipment popular with children of all ages.

Thackeray Crescent

The development involved demolition, site clearance and the construction of 16 two-storey houses and 4 two-storey apartments. The project also included the conversion of existing school building within the site to 7 apartments, together with associated external works, drainage and services.

Whitney Street

The project comprised of the conversion of existing offices, workshops and houses to form 2no 2 bed houses, 5no 2 bed apartments and 5no 1 bed apartments, together with the refurbishment of 4no existing 2 bed houses. The works comprised of partial demolition of the existing building with some new build and alterations, together with external works. Additional works were also undertaken in the public alleyways surrounding the site.

Farndale Close

This development included the demolition and site clearance of existing garages, and the construction of 9 new 2 and 3 bed bungalows. In addition to achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, the properties use photovoltaic panels and solar hot water heating panels to help lower running costs and reduce energy consumption. All nine bungalows were also designed for increased accessibility, with two of the properties being fully wheelchair accessible with adapted bathrooms.

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