Housing at Broughshane Street, Ballymena

Choice Housing Association provides a range of dwelling types and support services to meet housing need identified in those local communities within which it operates. The accommodation and services provided at Broughshane Street, Ballymena include general needs accommodation for families and single persons, purpose-built accommodation for the elderly, supported housing for people with disabilities including those with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities, and those who are physically disabled and support services for vulnerable groups.

The specification included:

• 15 3 person 2-bedroom Cat 1 apartments
• Secured by Design Accreditation
• Lifetime Homes Standards
• Designed to meet the Department for Communities Housing Association Guide
• Construction Cost of £1.6M

The structural solution included:

• Contiguous piled basement carpark
• In-situ concrete podium from basement to first floor level
• Two levels of load bearing masonry over the podium load transfer platform
• Precast concrete upper floors with proprietary timber trussed rafters
• Significant utility diversions, sewer requisitions and on-site attenuation

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Ballymena, Co. Antrim




Choice Housing Association


RPP Architects

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