John Smale Road, Barnstaple

Description of the works

As part of it’s planned maintenance programme to meet targets set by the Government led Decent Homes Standards, North Devon Homes employed Gates Partnership to provide full Employer’s Agent and CDM Co-ordinator services. The project was delivered under the Partnership South West Strategic Framework, with particular emphasis on partnering between Client, Consultants and Contractor.

The works comprised the demolition of 18nr prefabricated concrete dwellings, together with associated outbuildings and the design, construction and completion of 22nr dwellings, together with all associated external works, adopted roads, footpaths, parking areas, drainage, general external works, services and landscaping.

The project was delivered on time and well within budget. It obtained ‘Very Good’ certification under the EcoHomes scheme and approval from the local Police Architectural Liaison Officer under the Secured by Design Scheme. The development has been well received by the local community, providing much needed family units as well as specifically designed bungalows catering for the physically disabled.

Gates Services:

Contract Administrator,

Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator (Demolition),

Employer’s Agent and CDM Co-ordinator (Construction)


RGP Architects

Principal Contractor:

Notts Contractors


Pearce Construction

Barnstaple Ltd