Set within an undeveloped and slightly
overgrown backland site in Hayling Island, amounting to just under half an acre
in area. The site originally formed part of two excessively long rear gardens, located
in 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.
The Project Brief was to create
3no. dwellings with associated external works and new driveway access.
contemporary design and positioning of the dwellings have been influenced by
the context of the surrounding pattern of residential development. 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.
elevational design treatment of the three chalet style bungalows blends in with
the surrounding properties which are a mixture of facing brickwork and/or
horizontal boarding. The facing brickwork and plain clay roof tiles compliment surrounding
properties and to break up the facing brickwork and add character, horizontal
timber boarding has been introduced at first floor levels to all three units.
Pale yellow and pale blue colours to the timber boarding are used to represent the
nearby seaside context.
design principles adopted resulted in an appropriate form of residential
development reflecting the in-keeping of the neighbourhood properties and
offering an attractive living environment.