Lovell were appointed by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council as contractor for the £47 million redevelopment programme to transform High View as part of a regeneration scheme.
The major regeneration scheme involved the demolition of local authority garages, outbuildings and offices. One block of flats and phased retail units for relocation. These will eventually be replaced by at 147 units new mixed tenure homes, built over three phases to accommodate the decant programme for existing tenants in retail units.
Demolition works commenced in July 20, with main construction work commencing October which started Lovell’s 4 year programme.
The new homes will be a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments, in blocks of up to 5 storeys high, as well as two and three bedroom houses.
As part of Lovell’s commitment to leaving lasting community benefits wherever we work, the scheme will provide major job and training opportunities locally, including apprenticeships and work placements over the duration of the project.
Progress Update & Looking Ahead - 3 Month Period
§ Works have been progressing well to Block A with internal fit out carrying out first* & second** fix works.
§ Works have been progressing to Block B1 in Phase 1. The internal trades are in the apartments, moving up the floors as planned. All scaffold will be removed during September, external works will follow on from this to allow handover of the retail units in October.
§ Works have been progressing to Block B2 in Phase 1, with the envelope in progress. Internal trades have also commenced works in the apartments.
§ Works have been progressing to Block C in phase 1. The main structure is due for completion in October. The tower crane was installed over the Summer for this area.
*First fix comprises all the work needed to take a building from foundation to putting plaster on the internal walls. This includes constructing walls, floors and ceilings, and inserting cables for electrical supply and pipes for water supply.
** Second fix comprises all the work after the plastering of a finished house. Electrical fixtures are connected to the cables, sinks and baths connected to the pipes, and doors fitted into doorframes. Second fix work requires a neater finish than first fix.
Information on Open Doors 2022 will be released shortly