Residential | Lakesmere
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Market Overview

Aside from the UK’s much documented housing shortage, demand for quality accommodation continues to be high and as such investors are once again showing interest in this dynamic sector. With many people choosing to live and work in close proximity, the need for new urban accommodation schemes has led to the creation of a number of iconic buildings, including mixed-use developments, where the internal and external design are equally as important. As well as the importance of aesthetics, the accommodation market is also subject to numerous and various planning issues ranging from changing building regulations to the need for sustainable construction as well as the ever present need to reduce costs both during the build programme and beyond. When time really is money and speed of construction can enable earlier occupancy and therefore a quicker profit return, clients working in this challenging sector need a specialist contractor that can hit the ground running and with an impressive portfolio to its name, Lakesmere is the ideal choice.

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Skills & Expertise

Lakesmere has been appointed to work on a vast array of accommodation contracts, ranging from mixed-use regeneration schemes to luxury city apartment developments and university student accommodation projects. Enhancing our experience in this sector is Lakesmere’s extensive product knowledge that can be a valuable procurement resource as we can advise the materials that are most appropriate for local planning guidelines or are best suited for reducing long-term maintenance requirements. Our technical expertise in roofing, cladding and total building envelope installations has also been put to good use on a number of accommodation contracts that boast complex and bespoke designs or challenging site locations. In such a fast moving sector where speed of construction is vital, Lakesmere’s specific skills in off-site and modular construction have also enabled us to add real value to clients working on a variety accommodation schemes.

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