The hostel for the homeless is recently completed in Hemel Hempstead and now open. It was developed to a tight budget and very tight timescale. It is being run by local longstanding charity DENS to expand the work they have done over many years in the area. The Design and Build procurement route was used and the construction is timber panel and concrete column/ steel beam. Our involvement was in a detailed planning application and Stage E indicative details. Some early design sketches are shown here also. The main shared accommodation is arranged open plan around a south facing courtyard.