A feasibility and masterplanning study for the redevelopment of a postwar housing estate, removing existing buildings in disrepair and adding new-build accommodation in a complex series of phases. The proposals have to the potential to add over 200 new homes, along with improvements to the existing public realm, and provide a range of housing types included an option for new almshouses.
The study tackled a series of challenging constraints: the site was very tight, sitting next to a Conservation Area and a local park, and the project had to be delivered within strict budgetary guidelines.
Our design recognised the park setting, adding balconies and bays which helped extend the park into the new buildings. Materials pick up on the characteristic red brick of the estate to establish a visual continuity with the context, while allowing a range of heights and massing treatments within the proposals.