Shortlisted for the RICS 2019 award – community benefit
This project was a combined residential and commercial JV contract development in Littlebourne, Kent. The remit was to design and build nine very high spec unique homes forming a private gated community and a superbly spacious Doctors Surgery for the village. We were able to include two very spacious double fronted timber framed carports with pitched and tiled roofs in the scheme, offering a secured parking facility to the residents. Additional off road parking adjacent to the houses and within the gated scheme ensured that each property had plenty of parking available that did not encroach onto the already busy main road (Court Hill).
The site was formally a blackberry field so we were lucky to be involved from the offset with a huge influence with the design team to ensure the scheme was sympathetic with the existing surroundings. The intention from the start was that the 9 unique residential houses were to be sold as the demand for housing was obvious and the much-needed Doctors surgery to be leased out to Practices from the Canterbury area.
With the onus being on thoughtful architectural features and the finish to an impressive specification we paid careful attention when sourcing materials and local subcontractors to ensure we delivered the best solutions within budget and time. All nine houses were designed to be spacious, light and airy with generous living areas, kitchens and bathrooms, enjoying an outlook over the immediate environment and untouched fields.