Estate Housing

A considerable number of clients have appointed the practice to prepare housing layouts. In most cases, the sites are located within an existing settlement and whilst a client may have a specific brief in terms of the number and type of dwellings to be built guidance is often required ensure that the new homes pay proper respect to any noteworthy features on the site and merge seamlessly with their surroundings.

The practice has also gained a reputation for the effective use of land utilising its skills for maximising the amount of development that can be obtained on a site having regard to local planning authority policies and standards.


Cook's Shipyard, Wivenhoe
Aikens Village, Stepaside
Dublin Road, Kilminchy
Weald Road, Brentwood
Harpers Lane, Portlaoise
The Crescent, Portmarnock
Knock Rushen, Castletown
The site was approximately 2.2 hectares in area and is located on the south west boundary of Castletown in the Isle of Man. It comprised an extensive area of unmanaged grassland, a number of existing redundant farm buildings and an un-maintained historic mound (thought to be a Viking burial) located in the north east corner.

The residential scheme prepared for Hartford Homes contained 45 dwellings of varied house types, the conversion of the existing barns and the provision of a substantial area of public open space that included the long-term preservation of the mound and rare native plants. A 'pedestrian friendly' layout was created that gave preference to people rather than cars. A net density of 25 dwellings per hectare was achieved.

The design of the dwellings embodied some of the architectural details displayed in the Georgian and Victorian buildings in the town's conservation area and gave the development a sense of place and 'local identity'.

Cambridge Close, Stock
Great Berry, Laindon