Regeneration of a brownfield site for code 3, affordable housing

We worked with a local social housing provider to deliver this significant housing regeneration scheme on the edge of Heanor in Derbyshire. The project replaced an out-dated sheltered housing scheme that previously stood on this site, with 32 high quality and affordable homes.

The redevelopment consists of a mix of 2 and 3-bed family houses, together with 1-bed apartments and 2-bed elderly persons’ bungalows. The design philosophy was to use familiar, traditional forms in keeping with the local vernacular, whilst creating a scheme with a unique character of its own. Materials included vertical stained timber, clay tile pitched roofs, and local red stock brick walls enriched with details to add interest and human scale.

The south-west facing slope of the site has informed the layout, which is stepped and oriented to make the most of the environmental opportunities and views towards the neighbouring recreation ground and country park. The gardens are terraced down the slope, using stone gabions and open lattice timber fencing to afford views across the park. All the dwellings meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

The scheme secured Planning in late 2014, and construction was completed in the autumn of 2017.

Delves Court
New-build social housing redevelopment
for Futures Housing Group
Heanor, Derbyshire
Value £3.5M
Completion 2017