LANDKEY ROAD, BARNSTAPLE
Landkey Road, Barnstaple
Sanctuary Housing Association
A social housing development of 23 two, three and four-bedroom houses and 13 one and two-bedroom apartments at the site of a former nursing home on the outskirts of Barnstaple
The final design was the result of lengthy consultation between BBH, the client, the local planning authority and the local community. The apartment building was placed at the entrance to the site to create a new keynote landmark on the road into the town and houses were placed in groups and clusters around central areas of public realm.
Designs for the units themselves were inspired by the distinctive character of local houses. All the units were assessed under the Code for Sustainable Homes scheme with two units being specially designed for families with a severely disabled child.
Landscaping of the site was very important with a green open space being maintained at the western end, and a new cycle path being constructed along the southern edge, of the site.