Replacing disused garages, Harold Road with nine flats and houses (one house to wheelchair standard) is a contemporary interpretation of the urban infill block. Flats create a vertical emphasis to one end and the houses on the other end respond to the existing terrace on the street.
The mix used of family sized 3 / 4 bed houses and 1 / 2 bed flats for social and market rent creates a diverse community. Houses are designed with separate living / dining and kitchen to cater for varying lifestyles, cultures and religions whilst addressing privacy and surveillance issues. All ground floor flats have private gardens, as the houses. Living rooms within the dwellings are south-facing. Lifestyle Homes and Secure by Design criteria were achieved. The scheme achieved a very good Eco-homes standards through enhanced insulation, sustainable drainage, solar hot water and reduced water usage.