The scheme comprising a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom flats, and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. The building creates a bold statement and visually enhances the area.
The apartment block on a former hospital site forms a landmark building at the entrance to the Meadows. Contemporary in its style, with red facing brick and contrasting self-coloured renders, the materials meet the requirements of long term durability and low maintenance. Each apartment has a balcony with views across the river and city.
The development on the former public house site is a high density mixed residential scheme that maximises the potential of the site and at the same time respects the scale and setting of existing buildings. The design responds to the existing public thoroughfares and the new internal street with active frontages creates a high quality urban infill.
Consideration for the environment was central in the design. In sustainability terms the site is ideally placed, with excellent public transport connections and access to local services.
Specified materials have low embodied energy where possible and are relatively low maintenance. High levels of insulation and gas fired condensing combi-boilers have been used in order to reduce energy consumption. The units have been designed to an Eco-Homes rating of Very Good and comply with Housing Corporation Scheme Development Standards.
Materials used were sourced from local merchants and manufacturers where possible, and the development work used local labour, contributing to the financial well-being of the community.