River Bend Housing Development

The project consists of 16 no. dwellings on greenfield site for private developer.  Our task was to redesign a scheme produced by an architectural draftsman to achieve more imaginative, higher value house types and a more desirable layout.

A key design constraint were the listed almhouses opposite the site, from which we took inspiration to developed a range of 4 house types that included traditional external features like gables, chimneys, porches and mullioned windows. We combined this with contemporary spaces and family friendly layouts.

The site layout allowed the maximum number of dwellings to benefit from the attractive river views to the south and west, whilst creating a sense of exclusivity. At the same time the layout now allows for further potential development phases on adjoining parcels of land.

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