Barkerhouse Road, Nelson


John Turner Construction delivered this social housing project consisting of 20 new homes at Barkerhouse Road in Nelson, transforming the derelict gardens of the former Great Marsden Hotel site.

The project was a collaboration between the John Turner Construction Group, Muir Group Housing Association, Stanley Investments and Homes England. This ensured the delivery of affordable, high-quality housing while revitalising a neglected site.

The development includes 10 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom timber-framed, two-storey houses with buff brick, grey framed UPVC windows and grey interlocking concrete roof tiles. Each property has landscaped gardens and off-street parking.

The site was designed around a large protected Copper Beech tree, creating a focal point and enhancing the community feel. This project replaced a derelict site with a vibrant residential community. The new homes provide a modern, high-quality living environment, with landscaped gardens and a cul-de-sac layout fostering community interaction.

These new homes were constructed to high levels of sustainability incorporating the principles of Secure by Design while also applying the Building for Life standards.

Client: Muir Group Housing Association

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

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