Chapel Lane

Birdwood, Gloucestershire
Two Rivers Housing
Quattro Design Architects
JCT Design and Build Contract 2011


  • 7 No. New Build Properties
  • Countryside Environment – Rural Exception Site
  • Mix of Affordable Rented and Shared Ownership


J. Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd were appointed as Principal Contractor under a JCT Design and Build Contract by Two Rivers Developments and their Employer’s Agent Robinson Low Francis to build a total of 7 new build properties, comprising of 1 No. 1 Bed Bungalow, 2 No. Two Bed Houses, 2 No. 3 Bed Houses and 2 No. One Bed Flats. The properties were traditional in their construction, utilising a mixture of brick and rendered blockwork facades, engineered timber joists and pre-cast concrete floors, timber roof trusses, concrete tiled roofs and UPVC windows and doors.

Due to infrastructure restraints, the provision of heating and hot water is provided via the installation of air source heat pump systems. This, coupled with high level insulation to ground floors, external walls and loft areas delivers an internal environment fully in line with the quality requirements.

Landscaping of the external environment incorporated planting of orchard areas and maintaining wildlife zones to further enhance the project’s ability to settle into its surroundings. Due to the overgrown nature of the site prior to development, J. Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd, with the aid of ecology and arboriculture experts, looked to minimise the impact on the local wildlife.

J. Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd are proud to have been able to employ over 50% within the local area to support local employment, the economy and the community.

J. Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd completed this project on programme, within budget and to the desired quality.

We believe this project showcases J. Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd’s ability to deliver projects of high workmanship.