Lime Court, Peter’s Hill, Belfast

Built for Choice Housing Association in partnership with NIAMH, this combination of supported living apartments and staff accommodation was designed by Martin Kernan Chartered Architect.

Project Details

Architect: 
Martin McKernan Chartered Architect

Civil & Structural Engineer: 
Albert Fry Associates

M&E Engineer: Bennett Robertson

Quantity Surveyor: 
Crawford Dugan Partnership

Lime Court, Peter’s Hill, Belfast

The Client

Choice Housing Association

Lime Court was constructed with a view to re-settle 13 adult residents from Muckamore Abbey Hospital back into their native Belfast community – on the back of recommendations contained within the 2005 Bamford Report.

The supported housing at Lime Court provides specially designed accommodation for residents with learning difficulties and other disabilities. It enables residents to live independently within their own apartment, but with the support of 24-hour on site qualified support staff, who also ensure the implementation of each resident’s care plan.

The construction comprised trenchfill foundations, contractor-designed precast concrete floor slabs, traditional cavity walling with reconstituted stone banding and facing brick/render and a contractor-designed trussed roof. 

Moreover, given the special needs of the residents, complex mechanical and electrical service installations were installed including heat sensors, alarm call, photovoltaic panels as well as a passenger lift.

A rainwater harvesting tank was also installed, further enhancing the schemes sustainability credentials. The scheme met Secured By Design accreditation, Lifetime Homes and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

Construction Excellence Awards 2015 - Winner of the 'Social Housing' category & Finalist in the 'Achieving Excellence in Partnering' category

2016 RICS Northern Ireland Awards - Highly Commended 

Lime Court, Peter’s Hill, Belfast

The Client

Choice Housing Association

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