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Jenner coordinates with Bouygues on Canterbury contract

19 Jan Jenner Contractors has started work on a £29m contract to build 189 affordable new homes in Canterbury.

The wider Riverside development, within which Jenner is building Hyde's flats
The wider Riverside development, within which Jenner is building Hyde's flats

The new homes, a mix of predominantly apartment living and some new build houses, are being built by Jenner Contractors for Hyde Housing. They will be available for shared ownership and affordable rent on completion in early 2023.

Jenner's contract,which follows a substantial period of planning, procurement and pre-construction input, is part of The Riverside, a £115m mixed use development in Canterbury being led by LinkCity, the development arm of Bouygues. A former Serco waste depot and neighbouring redundant land is being transformed to house new retail and commercial space as well as student accommodation. The social housing element forms part of the Section 106 agreement.

Divided into two sites for management purposes and working concurrently with Bouygues, Jenner’s development consists of 173 apartments and 16 houses, designed by Ashford-based RDA Architects.

The apartments are a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroomed homes built across four blocks of reinforced concrete frame construction, with 17 within a separate smaller block, traditionally built.

The project has the added challenge of constructing 106 of the apartments above an existing podium deck built by Bouygues. Jenner says that smooth working depends on close and regular co-ordination between all parties involved, working under a mutual licence and works collaboration agreement.

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