A sensitive backland development (building in your garden)
Set within an undeveloped and slightly overgrown garden, this potential backland development site – (building in your garden) had huge potential. Near to the coastal front in Hayling Island, the site amounted to just under half an acre in area. Previously, the site formed part of two very long rear gardens. The nearby area is an established low to medium density urban residential area.
The surrounding properties are generally a mix of chalet-style bungalows and two-storey traditional-style houses in a detached and semi-detached formation and varying between 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms. The site has access to a wide choice of shops, bus connections, schools, health centre and churches in the Mengham and South Hayling area, and is some 400m from the seafront and beaches.
A contemporary design solution…
The Project Brief was to create 3no. dwellings with associated external works and new driveway access.
The context of the surrounding pattern of residential development has influenced the contemporary design and positioning of the dwellings. The design considerations behind the proposal for a sensitive back land development makes the best use of this previously undeveloped site whilst complementing the character and amenity of neighbouring development.
As a result of a mixture of facing brickwork and/or horizontal boarding. The elevation design treatment of the three chalet-style bungalows blends in with the surrounding properties. Indeed, the facing brickwork and plain clay roof tiles compliment surrounding properties. Moreover, to break up the facing brickwork and add character, we have introduced horizontal timber boarding at upper levels. Pale yellow and pale blue colours to the timber boarding are used to represent the nearby seaside context.
The design principles adopted resulted in an appropriate form of residential development in this location. The design is in-keeping of the neighbourhood properties and offering an attractive living environment.
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