Discus Bungalows, York - Client: Southdale Homes, City of York Council and Tees Valley Housing
We are currently working with Southdale Homes, City of York Council and Tees Valley Housing to develop three sites in close proximity to York City Centre.
The scheme involves the demolition of 98 existing Council owned bungalows (built in the 1960s) across the sites; these bungalows are mainly occupied by elderly tenants and the existing buildings no longer comply with current space and accessibility requirements. The design proposals generate a mix of dwelling types ranging from bungalows, small mews houses and larger family units (there will be 155 new residences across the three sites). The house types have been integrated across the layout of each site to generate diversity across the streetscape and provide a variety of accommodation styles that meets the needs of a mixed and vibrant community without differentiation or segregation. The houses and apartments on the site have been designed to be tenure blind so that there is no difference between socially rented and private sale properties in dwelling area or elevational treatment.
The design has developed through a series of resident’s workshops to ensure that tenant’s requirements were addressed throughout the process; each of the new properties complies with Lifetime Homes Standards, Scheme Development Standards 2007 and achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.
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