This scheme for Grand Union Housing has replaced an existing out dated residential building with thirteen affordable residential units and associated external areas.
The primary consideration in the design process was the relationship of the proposed layout of the site to the existing surrounding properties and the village’s conservation setting. The orientation of the dwellings creates an active frontage to the access points into the scheme and the newly formed courtyard enclosure. This arrangement enhances surveillance over the shared surface parking areas and the existing open space, which has been retained at the north of the site.
The dwelling arrangement lends itself to semi-detached forms which relate well to the existing context . This leads to an efficient use of space and allows for well-proportioned gardens. The houses have been set sufficiently away from adjoining dwellings preserving the amenity of the existing houses.
The house typologies achieve generous accommodation, providing spacious family living areas, whilst providing large gardens and amenity space to be enjoyed by all.