This project saw the redevelopment of an old police station site on a prominent, elevated corner in a Conservation Area to create 8 semi-detached family homes.
The layout of the site and the design of the houses carefully responds to the exposure of the site, creating a positive focal point which includes an area of public open space, whilst managing to closely knit with the surrounding residential character.
The site topography required the development to step down a slope, necessitating discreet retaining structures to ensure safe access and useable garden spaces. This has maximised the development potential of the site whilst maintaining important local distinctiveness and increasing the quality of the urban environment.
Its location near a busy traffic intersection and the abovementioned topography created construction logistics challenges which were overcome through careful planning and programming of the works.
Throughout the project, the design team and developer engaged closely with local residents, ensuring their comments were heard, winning their support during the planning stage.
The completed scheme has been warmly received by local residents and has since been shortlisted in the Insider SW Residential Property Awards Small Developments Category.