Mackmurdo Place, Wickham Bishops
Housing Association Project
Martello acted as Employer’s Agent and CDM Principal Designer for our client English Rural Housing Association in the construction of a twelve unit affordable housing scheme called Mackmurdo Place, located in Wickham Bishops in Essex.
The properties in the development were designed by OSG Architecture with Borrowdale Construction Homes Ltd acting as Principal Contractor. The scheme consisted of four houses, two flats and six bungalows offering a high standard of finish which has become synonymous with the superb quality housing schemes our client offers. The homes were sensitively designed to fit in with the rural setting and to meet high environmental standards.
The highly-regarded project represented the delivery of the innovative ‘‘Village Homes – Something for Everyone” model initiated by Wickham Bishops Parish Council in partnership with English Rural and with the support of the local landowner, Maldon District Council and the Rural Community Council for Essex.
English Rural Housing Association is a specialist provider of affordable rural homes, and they are one of the leading national advocates on affordable housing issues, with the HRH The Princess Royal as their Patron. Indeed, HRH The Princess Royal took the opportunity to view one of the affordable homes before the unveiling of a plaque to mark the opening of the development in April 2018.