Orchid Fields situated on Lynn Road in Chettisham, Cambridgeshire, is our newly completed housing project, consisting of twenty four new dwellings. The ENSuiter team completed fourteen social rent plots and ten shared ownership dwellings on behalf of Havebury Housing Partnership. The project itself included the construction of the new dwellings in addition to installing all mains services, drainage, external works and landscaping. The existing site originally housed two cottages and outhouses/horse barns; of which the outhouses were demolished and removed from the site in order to make way for the new development. Excitingly, the existing cottages will remain on-site to be fully refurbished once the main contract is completed.
The site currently contains a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, all of which were traditionally built with brick masonry cavity walling and part finished with timber cladding in two forms of grey colour. Externally the plots acquired UPVC Anthracite Grey windows and doors and slate style grey roof coverings. Internally each house was fitted with brand new kitchens, alongside vinyl flooring throughout the wet rooms; a modern style carpet was added to the Shared Ownership plots. The plots were all constructed during the same phase and required the team to diligently managing the programme and efficiently use our supply chain to produce a high quality product.
Like many projects, Orchid Fields had it's own difficulties to overcome. The main issue was managing this project during a global pandemic; overcoming issues and delays with Covid as well as delivery and procurement restrictions associated with a pandemic and Brexit. However, overall the project has been a success and it is testament to the whole project team involved from the initial design inception to the final completion that these dwellings will continue to benefit Havebury Housing tenants and purchasers as well as the local thriving community.