Cambridge Road, Langford
This all affordable unit scheme, located next to the railway line at the edge of town boundary, was combined in planning terms with another Settle site at The Wrestlers public house, also in Langford. The Cambridge Road site provided 100% affordable housing, subsidised by the profit from the market sale of the 10 houses at The Wrestlers. Due to the scheme’s proximity to the mainline railway line, a bund with acoustic fencing on top of it was provided to reduce the noise to the new properties, with further measures such as MVR units fitted to make sure that any impact of the railway was minimised.
The scheme has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Central LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019 for both Best High Volume New Housing Development and Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development.
Client: Settle Group
Provision: Four flats and 18 houses for affordable rent and shared ownership