The development is made up entirely of affordable units, including 16 houses and 12 sheltered apartments on a 1.5 acre site. The site plan creates attractive streets and public spaces and the homes are carefully orientated to provide a feeling of security whilst maintaining privacy.
All the houses have front and back gardens and the apartments have generous, landscaped ‘kitchen gardens’ to ensure plenty of private amenity space. The varying size of the houses and the flexibility of their plan will encourage a sustainable, cohesive community.
Supplementary funding to achieve the Passivhaus standard was provided by Isle of Wight Council as part of their goal to become the most sustainable local authority in the UK by 2020.
RHS Young Designer of the Year Shortlist
17 FEBRUARY 2017