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Broad Lane

Project: Plot of 9 houses
Client: Chatford Properties
Contract Value: £1,162,098


Foxes Mead is nestled in an established, semi-rural setting in Engine Common on the edge of Yate, South Gloucestershire, with both beautiful countryside and plenty of local amenities on it's doorstep. South Gloucestershire features plentiful country pubs and golf courses with one particular highlight being nearby Chipping Sodbury, a picturesque market town founded in the 12th Century.

The Challenge: Helm Construction have been called in by popular property developers Chatford Properties to complete this luxury development on a derelict brownfield site in Yate. There are 9 houses in total, arranged as six semi-detached and three terraced houses. The site was constructed from one end to the other which proved to be a challenge as there was no access to the rear. In addition, an old oil tank was found in the ground which was not known in the initial stages, which was another issue the team had to overcome.

The Solution: After negotiations with the pub situated next door, Helm were able to overcome the issues concerning access to the site. We were able to utilise the pub's over spill parking allowing access to the rear of the site. After the old oil tanker was successfully removed and 5 weeks worth of groundworks was lost as a result, the first two houses were handed over on time, despite the initial issues. The stylish homes were arranged over three floors, with four bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and built in wardrobe to the master bedroom. There's a separate family bathroom and additional downstairs cloakroom aswell as featuring a kitchen area, breakfast bar, and large living/dining area with luxury bi-fold doors out onto the patio and turfed garden.

The Result: The project is currently due to complete in early spring 2017.