JETTY MARSH, NEWTON ABBOT

Project:

Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot

Client:

Sanctuary Housing Association

Contractor:

Leadbitter

Value:

£8 million

The brief was to provide a sustainable form of development for ‘affordable’ housing on a ‘brownfield’ site, formerly a clay mine, situated in the area of Jetty Marsh in Newton Abbot. The site is a ‘Gateway’ to extensive further development that is proposed along the new Jetty Marsh carriageway.

Set within a nationally important wetland environment a careful design approach was adopted to both maintain views across the site as well as respond to the requirement for a prominent architectural statement. The scheme had to present a balance in design terms when visualised in conjunction with the new NHS hospital development immediately opposite, together presenting a gateway to further development land beyond.

Detailing and appearance responds to the local vernacular and presents a carefully chosen palette of materials to compliment the wetland setting. The development presents a president for high quality contemporary design in the locality and yet remains a mixed tenure ‘affordable’ housing scheme catering for local need.

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