Papworth Housing Development

Detail: The project will provide 53 dwellings on a 1.75ha site as well as 8 live/work units and a community facility.  The properties will be for rent, shared ownership and the open market.

Design: The design respects the local architecture and the nearby listed buildings. The client requested that no dwellings exceed 2 stories and the development will also include bungalows. Car parking is between dwellings to reduce visual dominance

Community: The former  print works is partially retained due to its historical and local interest. The printworks will provide a community facility including a bakery, café and brewhouse.

Challenges:  The site has a significant slope of 12m requiring careful design considerations. The 2 storey  height limit also required an efficient layout of the site to ensure viability of the scheme.