This high-volume project set in the East Sussex countryside will deliver 157 units across two phases for our client Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group.
The family-led scheme incorporates a mix of quality designed homes and apartments to match the local vernacular, consisting of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties across various tenures. The street scenes have been designed to maximise expansive aspects across the proposed green spaces and the established rural views.
The challenge and solution
We assisted our client in designing an optimised scheme that aligned with market demands while creating significant build efficiencies. Our ability to brainstorm cost-effective commercial solutions aided the scheme to be delivered within a fixed build budget while overcoming several challenging technical constraints.
Delivering sustainability and social value
Meandering green amenity areas have been thoughtfully located within the layout to offer space for relaxation, play and exercise, creating a general sense of wellbeing. Mature trees have been retained and existing hedgerows thickened, while enhanced planting and strategic ecological zones have been laid out to bolster habitats.
Modern methods of construction
Timber-frame construction methods have been utilised to deliver the properties, offering exceptional accuracy, fast and efficient construction programmes, and the highest levels of thermal and airtightness performance. This approach offers demonstrable sustainability through highly sustainable and efficient building materials from a controlled factory environment, as well as exemplar health and safety.
The development meets with V10’s aspirations to deliver a high proportion of low-cost properties within any given development. Our client elected to incorporate an over provision of shared ownership dwellings within the scheme mix, allowing a diverse range of customers to be able to take a first step on the property ladder.
Performance against V10’s sustainability benchmarks
- Use of Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficient Homes
- Landscaped area provided
- Use of MMC
- Existing Habitats protected
- Net bio-diversity gain
- Reuse of brownfield land
- Flood defense enhancements
- C02 Vehicle reduction measures
- Remediation of contaminted site
- Training contribution
- Apprentice contribution
- Local supplier opportunity
- Local trades opportunity
- Employment/commercial outlets
- Community infrastructure levy
- Increased council tax receipts
- Stamp duty receipts
- New homes bonus
- Sustained boost to local economy