Award Winning Riverside Housing Development About to Begin
Posted on: 29 August 2018
After many years lying dormant, 3 Rivers Developments Ltd, is proud to be starting work on the brownfield site behind Tiverton Town Hall, with a national award-winning design.
Development on the land, to be known as St George’s Court, commenced on 28 August. The prestigious new scheme provides a mix of private flats and houses with west facing balconies or private gardens. The site has a communal garden that runs along the river’s edge.
For years this site has proved difficult to develop and various schemes have been considered, some falling short in terms of planning and restoring the important vista to the River Exe. However, the current scheme, which was designed by London architects, Mikhail Riches following a design competition, received planning approval in December last year. The construction will be carried out by EBC.
The development also recently won a national housing design award for its architectural innovation. This is credit to both 3 Rivers Developments Ltd and Mikhail Riches who had overcome many factors to get this development through the due planning process.
Nick Sanderson, Acting Managing Director of 3 Rivers Developments Ltd said:
“We knew the site was always going to be awkward to develop because of its topography and site constraints, but we are really pleased to say that we are now able to start building. The award winning design that Mikhail Riches created is of excellent quality and sets the standard that 3 Rivers wants to maintain for the future.”
Councillor Clive Eginton, Leader of the Council said:
“This previously unused land can now be used to provide new homes for our residents, in keeping with the local area and with the addition of a water front view, creating a prime location. This is an exciting prospect for us and I am delighted to see its commencement.”
Matt Cavill, Managing Director of Enelco Building Company Ltd (EBC) said:
“We are delighted to see a start to this project. Both EBC and 3 Rivers have put in a significant amount of work to get this scheme off the ground and seeing the works commence feels like a real achievement for us all.”
Photo from left to right:
Simon Lawrence, EBC Site Manager, Stephen Walford, MDDC Chief Executive, Matt Cavill, EBC (building contractors) Managing Director, Cllr Ray Stanley, Cabinet member for Housing, Cllr Clive Eginton, Leader of the Council, Andrew Jarrett, MDDC Deputy Chief Executive, Nick Russell, EBC Regional Construction Director, Richard Hallt, 3 Rivers Developments Project Manager, Chris Miller, EBC Site ManagerPosted in: Housing