Eurocell Aids Asset Management in Build-to-Rent Scheme
Modus system used in Orbit Housing’s Fordham House
Orbit Housing’s Fordham House in Stratford-upon-Avon aims to raise the bar for rented accommodation. Although initially a social housing provider, Orbit now refers to itself as a “developing housing association”, and Fordham House was designed for private rental by key workers in the town.
The 82-apartment block provides enhanced protection against noise, a superior maintenance and repair strategy and additional facilities such as secure internal bike storage rooms. Much of the budget for these above-and-beyond features has come from the specification of Modus PVC-U windows from Eurocell in place of the aluminium frames originally specified.
The result was a significant reduction in costs, with no compromise on building design and performance. “We saved a significant amount without compromising on the specification or the design”, says Orbit Commercial Director, Adam Cooper. “And from a planner’s point of view, they look identical”.
Despite the building being located on the busiest road in Stratford, residents have been satisfied with the noise suppression provided. Confirmation of the Fordham House project quality came with major award wins in the 2019 Inside Housing Development Awards – Best Build for Rent Development and RICS Residential Property of the year (West Midlands).
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