Halsall Lloyd Partnership were appointed by Bolsover District Council (BDC) to provide architectural services for this major unification and refurbishment scheme. Bolsover District Council are promoting internal and external improvements to all 194 Victorian two and three bedroom terraced houses within the Model Village. With the assistance of a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, external improvements will repair the walls, roofs and rainwater goods and replace windows of all 194 dwellings and unify the architectural character within its Grade II listed status. Internal improvements to Bolsover District Council owned properties will provide additional upgrades to wall and roof insulation that will improve the thermal performance of each home to reduce energy costs for their residents.
HLP have undertaken comprehensive internal and external surveys, and have produced a comprehensive appraisal report that has assisted in the formulation and submission of a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for up to £2million, with a successful outcome anticipated by January 2016. As a multi-disciplinary practice with four regional offices, we have drawn upon the specialist advice and input from our in-house conservation architect, energy advisor and assessor, and landscape architect. We have taken part in the organisation and presentation of several residents’ consultations and are consulting with Historic England on an ongoing basis as the detailed proposals are being developed and refined.
Detailed discussions are continuing with residents regarding the phasing of the works programme and arrangements regarding temporary accommodation and removals, etc... together with more specific individual needs. External works will be undertaken first on a ‘phased basis’. Internal works will follow subject to phasing taking into account empty properties and a programme of works to be drawn up following Bolsover District Council discussions with all residents.
Our next tasks will broadly include submitting a listed building consent application, preparing a detailed tender package of information, co-ordinating the tender process and administering the contract on site for the duration of the works. It is anticipated that a start on site will be made in the early summer of 2016.