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Good Shepherd Drive

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Project Info

  • Project Category:
  • Project Name:
    Good Shepherd Drive
  • Client:
    Ulidia Housing Association
  • Location:
    Good Shepherd Road, Poleglass, Dunmurry, Belfast, N.I.
  • Architect:
    Ulidia Housing Association

Project Overview

The Project situated on Good Shepherd Drive in Poleglass consisted of the construction of 23 dwelling units complete with associated siteworks and landscaping for our Client Ulidia Housing Association. The housing scheme features 5-person, 3-bedroom social housing dwellings with associated gardens, driveways and roads infrastructure.

All dwellings were constructed to meet the requirements of DSD Social Housing Design Guidelines, Secure by Design, Building Regulations, Planning Conditions, Roads Service adoption criteria (including full approval from Street Lighting and NI Water).

The site works comprised of a mix of individual gardens, communal planted spaces, parking areas, various boundary treatments including different types of retaining structures with 3rd party lands, new adopted roads and footpaths with associated drainage including storm attenuation design and underground utility services.

Due to site topography, retaining systems were required.

Another housing scheme was being constructed adjacent to the site at the same time; therefore there was a buffer of vegetation between the two sites which was removed to make way for the works. The retaining walls on the western boundary with the adjacent social housing scheme were constructed in line with our programme and requirements for NIE works to facilitate the diversion of an existing 11 KV cable were also included within this contract.

Key Features

  • Meet requirements of DSD Social Housing Design Guidelines, Secure by Design, Building Regulations, Planning Conditions & Roads Service adoption criteria
  • Full approval from Street Lighting & NI Water achieved
  • Piling
  • Restricted site adjacent to local residents & construction of another housing scheme opposite site
  • Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3
  • Energy efficent homes; solar panels & MVHR sustainable technologies
  • Storm attenuation design
  • Underground utility services
  • New access routes with driveways, paths, pavements & garden areas developed
  • Diversion of an existing 11 KV cable