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Lytchet Way Estate

Enfield Council has used a large-scale upgrade and refurbishment of Lytchet Way Estate in Enfield as a cost-effective means of adding much needed new homes to its housing stock. This has been achieved by using Langley’s Roof Top Development (RTD) system.

The system itself encompasses a lightweight steel frame, which is up to 70% lighter than traditional timber, consisting of cold rolled steel sections, approximately 2mm thick for strength and rigidity. The structure itself has minimal impact on the existing building, requiring fewer works to the existing superstructure.

A comprehensive feasibility study was collaboratively undertaken, this assessed the roofs and the existing buildings to ensure the structural capacity of each was suitable for an RTD.

The Roof Top Development system, designed and supplied by Langley, added an additional floor to three of the previously three-storey blocks. This created a new mix of one and two-bedroom properties, fulfilling the need for further social housing in the area. Another advantage of the system is that the construction could be completed while the building was still occupied.

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Below is a video case study demonstrating the benefits of Roof Top Development for social housing landlords looking to develop their portfolio. It also showcases the award-winning Lytchet Way Estate project, featuring time-lapse footage of the project:

 

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