Construction of 13 No affordable homes with associated drainage and external works

  • E G Carter & Co Ltd were involved at the onset for this important affordable housing scheme where the land and natural walling stone were provided by Michael Eavis who hosts the Glastonbury Festival on his land at Worthy Farm.
  • The natural stone facing was quarried at Worthy Farm.
  • It was very important that the dwellings were ecologically advanced – they are insulated to a very high standard and contain wood burning stoves which will be heated from timber provided from Worthy Farm.
  • A traffic management plan was drafted to ensure the free flow and movement of plant and machinery on the narrow roads leading to and from the site.
  • The site is steeply sloping so a detailed cut and fill exercise was undertaken to optimise levels to reduce the extent and height of retaining walls and ensure that gravity drainage could still be utilised.
  • This project was completed safely, on programme, within budget and to the highest quality standards.
  • On the eve of the Glastonbury Festival – David Beckham was invited to look around the properties with Michael Eavis who later officially opened the scheme with Jeremy Corbyn.