QuaysideTotnes

Construction of an ExtraCare residential development in Totnes for The Guinness Partnership. Quayside is a dementia-friendly environment with a 24/7 staff presence. The complex comprises 60 one and two-bed affordable units (for rent and shared ownership), communal areas and ancillary accommodation.

Ridge was commissioned by The Guinness Partnership (one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in the UK) to provide them with CDM (Construction Design and Management) advisory services for the term of the contract, which was awarded to Galliford Try.

The site is adjacent to the River Dart. The scheme involved extensive earthworks, construction of multiple levels using Kingspan’s steel frame system incorporating flats, care spaces and communal areas set around a courtyard area, all of which was finished with contrasting roof configurations and wall finishes, in a landscaped setting matching its riverside location.

To meet comprehensive project requirements, negotiation, agreement and development of the scheme involved close client involvement throughout. Quayside was successfully delivered on time and within budget.