HBS completes M&E contract at Daedalus Village for Wates
HBS Group Southern has successfully completed the mechanical and electrical services package at Daedalus Village, helping Wates Residential build 200 high-quality new homes at pace at the historic Daedalus site in Lee-on-the-Solent.
This large-scale regeneration scheme in Gosport is the first project in Homes England’s new national accelerated delivery programme, which is designed to enable the government’s housing agency to fast-track the building of homes on publicly owned land.
Daedalus Village provides a mix of housing for local people, with 120 private homes and 80 affordable homes, with Abri responsible for managing the shared ownership properties on the site. The new homes have proved a remarkable success, with all homes sold and residents moved in.
Charles Bull, Operations Director at HBS Group Southern said:
“It has been a real pleasure working in partnership with Wates Residential on the delivery of 200 much needed high-quality homes at Daedalus Village. This development has been a shining example of what can be done through collaboration, especially overcoming the challenges of a global pandemic.
At HBS we are committed to working with developers who share our vision for quality and sustainability and very much look forward to working with the Wates Residential team on future project.”
In addition to providing high-quality new homes for both affordable rent and open market sale, the Daedalus Village development boosted the local economy through the appointment of local suppliers such as HBS Group Southern and the creation of training and educational opportunities.
Wates Residential recruited a workforce made up of 41% local people, engaged with 839 young people via educational projects, in addition to hosting work experience placements and courses aimed at unemployed adults in the local area throughout the project.
Delivering integrated mechanical & electrical expertise at Daedalus Village
HBS Group Southern has strong experience in time-critical delivery of combined mechanical and electrical services for major housing developments. For Daedalus Village, HBS used its expertise to complete all aspects of design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the gas, heating, water, and electrical system requirements.
Overseen by a project-based Contracts Manager, our team of highly competent on-site engineers and apprentices provided a consistently high standard of workmanship to meet quality and compliance standards and achieve the measured programme’s delivery targets.
You can read more about the mechanical and electrical installations completed by HBS at the Daedalus Village development in our case study.
About Wates Residential
Wates Residential, part of the Wates Group, is one of the UK’s leading developers. The business operates across London and the South, working with public and private sector clients to build more and better quality homes. This is driven by a shared vision that everyone deserves a great place to live. Wates Residential applies a special type of regeneration to every scheme that it develops. This looks beyond bricks and mortar and is focused on supporting the wider long-term development of sustainable communities.
By engaging with key stakeholder groups early, the team ensures that local needs are placed at the heart of every development. The developer also looks to leave a positive lasting legacy in the communities where it operates by targeting local procurement, the creation of local training and employment opportunities and investing in local charitable organisations and community groups.
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