The brief and subsequent design of the building explicitly sought to deliver high quality homes, incorporating appropriate green technology such as air source heating in order to meet needs of both of residents living in the houses now and in the future.
- The design of the scheme included updating modern house types to integrate seamlessly within the local buildings, using materials such as slate shingle siding and cladding to reflect the historic mining of slate within the local district. Additionally, the buildings orientation realises the full benefit of passive solar gain which reduces space heating requirements. This was a challenge for the construction of the development due to the severe slope of the land which was overcome by creative use of retaining structures and landscaping features to produce an interesting final scheme.
- One local resident commented on how the development has met the needs of the local community. “We’ve now got greater security, not to mention our girls who go to school here and it means I’m close to my family too.”
- This scheme won the RICS Award 2015 for Residential Housing Development.