Architype won a procurement exercise by Swansea City Council to develop the rst 2 council housing schemes commissioned by the local authority as a developer in a decade. Located on suburban sites, the developments have gained planning permission for a combined 30 new homes, designed to the rigorous Passivhaus standard. The developments will offer 1 and 2 bedroom properties to council tenants. The sites were delivered to an extremely swift programme, with preparation from feasibility to planning successfully achieved in just 8 weeks. Currently on site, the schemes aim to be occupied by Summer 2017. Physical and social contextual studies were carried out, along with a study of local vernacular architecture and landscape to inform the design. Our design creates a neighbourhood cluster of housing with a focus on quality private gardens and welcoming public green areas. Designed to integrate into the existing suburb, the development is a contemporary extension of neighbouring residential properties.
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Swansea City Council
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