We are pleased to announce that our residential scheme at 251-253 Preston Road, Brighton has received planning permission. This 28 unit scheme set on the site of a former children’s home is located in the Preston Park Conservation Area. The project is designed to retain the grandeur of the architecture as well as the secluded atmosphere of the site.
The sustainable dwellings will be a mix of refurbishments and new builds with 40% allocated to affordable housing.
Currently the site consists of two 1870s Victorian villas with a substandard 1950s link building which will be replaced by a new contemporary block. This has been designed to compliment the proportions and materials of the existing villas, but sit as a subservient building, allowing the villas to be prominent. The villas themselves will be sensitively refurbished for modern living while retaining their original grandeur and historic features.
Planned communal spaces and a car park will separate this section of the site from the 6 new houses that will be built at the rear. These three-bedroom dwellings have been designed to maximise residents views of the communal grounds with each house having its own private courtyard. The communal grounds have been designed by award winning Nicholas Dexter Studio and include growing spaces and woodland walking routes for the enjoyment of the residents.
With sustainability being a key part of the project, solar photo-voltaics will be used to generate on site electricity. Solar panels are to be incorporated onto the roofs of the new apartment block and the new houses will be built with energy conscious design and energy efficiency measures using the ‘fabric first’ approach.