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Yard Case Study – Flat 3 – 3 Bed Flat

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Case Study Details

Address: Flat 3, The Old Office Block, 228 Mina Road, The Yard, St. Werburghs

Description: Part of a renovation project to convert an existing office block from the 1960s into a mixed-use, low energy development. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bedroom/Study, 2 Bathrooms (1 is en-suite to Master Bedroom), open plan living/dining/kitchen space. Reclaimed kitchen with granite worktops. Feature bottle wall, feature curved walls, super-insulated walls with a mixture of render and natural cedar cladding, communal solar thermal and wood pellet heating systems.

Involvement: The project was realised by a development team comprising 6 self-build flat owners and 1 community group. The community group own and run workshop/offices and a community room on the ground floor. Each flat was developed individually as a self-build project.

Internal floor space: 100m²

Timing: Bought into scheme 2008. Completed flat and moved in by 2010

Total Costs: (Communal costs, construction and services): £165k

Valuation: Value immediately post construction: £225k. Value now: £420k

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