Bloomfield Cottages, Buckinghamshire
This rural exception site was in a particularly sensitive position at the end of a road of existing affordable houses with woodland immediately to the rear of the site. Due to the proximity of the trees, the units required piled foundations. Photovoltaic cells were used to enable the properties to reach Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 because of a lack of gas supply to the village.
Client: Paradigm Housing Group
Provision: Five houses and one 2 bedroom flat for affordable rent