The Challenge

We were approached by a National Housebuilder to act as architect for a high density urban residential development. A key requirement was that the layout should comply with a robust masterplan which had been prepared earlier by the Local Authority to establish key design parameters in respect of layout, design and density.

The Response

We considered various alternative layouts to provide the appropriate scale and presence on the main road frontage and devised a site layout with a clear hierarchy of density: comprising three storey flatted blocks to the main frontage, stepping down to two storey terraced units as a centrepiece, breaking down in scale towards the rear with a mix of detached and semi-detached lower density units. Approvals were obtained timeously and full construction drawings were prepared for the bespoke flatted blocks.