Farrans is constructing a £27m+, luxury, 17 storey residential development, which has been built on the iconic site of Elliott’s Car Accessories in Coventry city centre for NSG Developments. It will consist of two separate buildings and 200 apartments.
The luxury development, which consists of two separate buildings and 200 apartments, has been named ‘Elliott’s Yard’ as a tribute to the automotive business and the family that has had a legacy on the site since 1908. It has been designed to create a community in the heart of the city centre that demands the very best in design, spacious quality accommodation, high speed connectivity and amenity space, all managed with a 24 hour concierge provision, while utilising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and focusing on sustainability and environmentally friendly approach to zero carbon aspirations. It is ideally located on the corner of London Road and Gulson Road, providing a gateway to the ring road and the city centre.
The Elliott’s Yard build has used the most modern methods of construction available, including modular, precast concrete sandwich panels manufactured and installed by Creagh Concrete, to deliver a bespoke residential experience with enhanced levels of quality control and a faster build time.
The concrete wall panels have been delivered to site with windows including glass already pre-installed, sealed and protected.
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Elliott’s Yard adds another tall building to our extensive portfolio in England and it is a testament to our growing presence in the region that we were selected to deliver such a high-profile project in Coventry.
All of the building techniques have been chosen in order to drive sustainable living without compromising on a high-spec, luxury finish. Farrans collaboratively worked with the client on the modular solution from the start. This is a more sustainable method of construction which results in less lorries to site to cut down the carbon footprint. It is also a robust solution from an acoustic and fire safety perspective.
Social value is very important on all of our sites and also for NSG Developments. Farrans has been engaging with local schools and providing learning opportunities both virtually and on site while active on Gulson Road. We employed over 50 local people on the project including a number of long term unemployed. We have worked with a wide range of stakeholder groups including those from areas of high deprivation. We recognised quickly the impact that COVID-19 would have on engagement with these stakeholder groups and on physical work placements and this has resulted in the development of bespoke programmes and the most well-rounded virtual work experience Farrans has offered to date – Step Towards Employment. Overall, we expect to achieve over 4000 hours of virtual activity and work experience.