Darbyshire Road

12 affordable new homes that meet the code for sustainable homes level 4.


At more than £450,000, the average house price in the village of Newdigate is 14 times the average salary for the area. Realising local families risked being priced out of their community, Circle Housing Mole Valley delivered eight houses for social rent and four apartments for shared ownership on a rural exception site.

The scheme, which meets code for sustainable homes level 4 and attracted grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and Mole Valley Council, takes advantage of the rural landscape through bright, south-facing living rooms, green communal areas and features such as log piles for beetles, bat and bird boxes in trees, and a hedgerow ‘wildlife corridor’ for endangered mammals.

“This scheme was a worthy winner because it will enable local people to rent or buy under shared ownership at a price they can afford.”
Sue Roberts (Chair National Federation of ALMOs)

Tully De’Ath provided civil and structural engineering services on the scheme, including works for a haulage road required for the construction phase of the project and the design of a reed bed used to process the foul water from the scheme before the cleaned water is discharged into a local water course. This required close liaison with the Environment Agency.

Tully De’Ath have been appointed by East Thames to undertake Masterplanning services on the proposed redevelopment of Bromley by Bow.

The aim of the development is to replace derelict and under-utilized industrial space with a high quality mixed use development. As well as providing a range of new employment space, the scheme will create an attractive and accessible riverside environment.

Darbyshire Road Project Details

Client
Circle Housing Mole Valley


Architect
CSDP Architecture


Contract Value
£2.2m


Stage
Completed


Awards

IHTop50-S

Top 50 UK Affordable Housing