New Aqua/ Fortis development named after the Daunceys

dauncey close, wotton-under-edge

Wotton-under-Edge is famous for the number of pubs and taverns that existed in the town, thanks to its position on the old London-Cardiff trading route. The new Fortis Living development in the town, being built by Aqua Construction, is on land adjacent to Fountain Crescent. This was named after the Fountain Inn, which used to stand opposite the mouth of the road. Subsequently converted to a private house, Richard Dauncey lived there for many years. Meanwhile, Samuel Dauncey was the first landlord of the Earl Grey, another pub that used to back on to the development site. Therefore, Dauncey Close will become the name of the development’s new road.

To read more on this development please visit our Dauncey Close portfolio link.


Completed just in time for Christmas!

edward massie gardens flats

On December 14th 2018 the residents of Matson will be welcoming 15 new affordable flats to the area. This development is in partnership with Gloucester City Homes and is part of their regeneration of Matson and Podsmead.

Work on the site in Edward Massie Gardens commenced in late 2017 by Aqua Construction to provide the local residents with a mix of one and two bedroom flats. The  Aqua team along with many valued sub-contractors have been working hard over the past year to get this development completed, due to the great need for affordable housing. Not only have Aqua been building the flats but they have also re-landscaped the communal green land between St. Peters Road and Edward Massie Gardens. The design team have worked hard to bring the community together by placing benches throughout and paths being laid from all different angles.

The whole team are excited about the completion of the flats as it means 15 new families will be living in their new home just in time for Christmas!


Aqua wins a new Affordable Housing Contract

fountain crescent

Fountain Crescent, Wotton-under-Edge

Aqua Construction is delighted to be starting work on a new development of 22 properties off Fountain Crescent in Wotton-under-Edge. Building the properties on behalf of Fortis Living, 12 houses and four flats for affordable rent will be constructed, while six houses will be offered for sale on a shared ownership basis.

Work is currently going on behind the scenes, liaising with Stroud District Council’s Planning Services to discharge the pre-commencement planning conditions and keeping neighbouring residents informed of the plans. Building work is planned to start on site in Autumn 2018.

The site has been vacant for a considerable time and local councillors have welcomed the development as a great use of empty land and an injection of desperately needed affordable housing for the town.

Design services are being provided by Quattro Design Architects and Shear Design, part of the team working with Aqua Construction that was recently nominated for four LABC awards. Building materials have been carefully chosen to suit the surrounding area, with local suppliers being used wherever possible.

Aqua Construction is thrilled to be involved in this exciting development and all parties are looking forward to a successful completion in early 2020.