• 19 September 2019

Building Services team appointed for Dora House development

Waterman are delighted to have been appointed by Central & Cecil Housing Trust (C&C) to assist them with the MEP-monitoring for their Dora House development.

The ‘not for profit’ housing association and care home provider owns and manages 2,000 homes across London providing accommodation and support to vulnerable people and the elderly.

The Dora House scheme will redevelop a former 1960’s sheltered housing facility in St John’s Wood, London, located directly-opposite Lord’s Cricket Ground. The outdated building was previously home to over 200 residents aged 55 to 100+. C&C are redeveloping the site, in partnership with Regal London, to provide innovative and age-appropriate homes for their residents.

The new development will be formed of two buildings – a private residential dwelling on St John’s Wood Road and a 156-unit building operated by C&C for people aged over 55 on Lodge Road. Of these 156 units, 17 will be for private tenants, with the remaining 139 offered to social housing tenants. The scheme will provide all tenants with an array of amenity and communal spaces, including a café, studio and treatment zones, along with respite and rehabilitation areas. Externally, a large communal garden at roof level provides space for tenants to tend micro allotments and enjoy the specially-designed sensory gardens.

Our team will review all aspects of the MEP design proposals for Dora House, also monitoring the project through construction and advising C&C on technical and quality-compliance matters.

Mark Terndrup, Director of Waterman Building Services, said; “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to support C&C in providing exceptional homes for their residents and assist them in ensuring this becomes an exemplary building for all tenants.”

Dora House is scheduled to complete in 2022.