Fellows Road was a new-build Social housing project in Hastings for a leading Housing Association establishment. Demolition of the previous dis-used bungalow units had already taken place and environmental studies on the site conducted to ensure that any wildlife found would be dealt with according to current UK legislation. The site backed onto an adjacent vacant and disused plot of land which was previously used for industrial activities. Since no protected species were found to be endangered, the specialist ecologists allowed the whole site free to be used for the full development.
The neighbouring area and surrounding buildings were predominantly low cost social housing, many of which were owned by the client. The proposed development was made up of a semi-detached house a block of terraced houses, a block of Flats and a small parking area. These buildings were a combination of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom accommodations to suit the needs of the Housing Associations’ clientele. Each building had associated gardens or green spaces and assigned parking areas for the occupants. Special provision was made to ensure that proper recycling facilities were available for all – regardless of type of accommodation.
Based on occupancy, the flats required a large communal recycling facility which was located in the car park, while the houses had individual bins designated for the front gardens. Bicycle storage facilities were located in the car park to support a green healthier life style, while the car park itself was the water harvesting catchment area which used porous paving blocks to catch rain water run-off. This green thinking formed part of the design agenda from the outset, and was used consistently throughout the project.
Projects in this website were commissioned while at either Brodie Plant Goddard or at Scott Brownrigg.