A former train station car park has been transformed into 16 apartments. Top Level’s extensive scope of works included infrastructure works, groundworks, landscaping and much more on a project with sustainability at its core.
When developer The Oakwood Group purchased part of Coulsdon Town Station car park from Network Rail with the intention to turn it into a single block of apartments comprising 16 one- and two-bed units, Top Level were on hand throughout the project managing groundworks, infrastructure and concrete services, and enabling works. Beginning in August 2015, Top Level were on site to carry out ground investigation works to determine ground conditions prior to construction work. This was followed by enabling works to prepare the site, piling platform construction and piling attendance, the creation of capping beams and RC retaining walls and frames. Full groundworks services were also supplied, including RC pile caps, RC ground beams, RC slabs and the installation of foul and storm water drainage. This was followed by infrastructure services and hard landscaping – kerbing, edging, fencing, block paving and surfacing. The project was completed in December 2016 The result was 16 striking apartments in a single block, all of which met the Building Research Establishment’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 Rating. In addition, 40% of the predicted annual energy consumption of the dwellings will be generated from on-site renewable energy sources, principally photovoltaic panels.