SECTOR: Multiple Housing – CONTRACT VALUE: £500,000.00 – DATE COMPLETED: Completed March 2016
Our Client for this project is the Goodwin Development Trust and their brief for this scheme is, “to deliver a sustainable, low cost living home boasting efficiency and value for money in construction, proving that this level of innovative forward thinking development is achievable on a council estate in Hull”
The scheme design is a terrace of five houses, each designed to attain Code for Sustainable Homes, Level 5. Each house will be constructed from prefabricated components – four elements for each dwelling. This will reduce construction time and improve efficiency compared to a more traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ construction. The palette of materials used is limited; each house is clad in coloured panels with punctured openings and aluminium framed triple glazed windows and doors. The four prefabricated components per dwelling are clearly expressed by using a different cladding colour for each part.
The use of a consistent cladding material with distinct colour groupings for each house strengthens the idea of the ‘terrace’ whilst giving each house a clear identity.
The new homes are integral to Goodwin’s sustainability agenda for the estate. The site forms a gateway to the growing eco/community hub, which includes new community run allotments. Some of the environmental credentials include, the introduction of photovoltaic, rainwater recycling and a community ‘pocket park’ including a border of edible plants.
“It’s great to see an innovative code 5 scheme. The units make the most of the south facing orientation and the pocket park with edible planting can work really well.”
Helen Forman, Design Manager, Homes and Communities Agency
The homes were completed in March 2016.
Check out the Hull Daily Mail for an overview of the project.