Newtown Road

Newtown Road, Hove
Client: The Hyde Group
Value: £9m
Scale: 59 apartments, 6 houses
Status: Under construction

This scheme for a site on an edge of a business park is intended to act as the catalyst for a substantial regeneration project.

The main building will house 59 apartments and is deliberately designed to have a single core. The use of a single core allows a much higher level of quality to the communal circulation space. Residents arrive to a double height lobby that has views through to a courtyard space designed by landscaper Nicholas Dexter.

Six 3 bedroom houses will be built separate from the main block and will benefit from large front and back gardens, with space for off road parking for two cars.

The site specific design focuses on form and materials, meaning that all new homes will benefit from maximum daylight and be naturally ventilated. This prevents the need for air-conditioning and reduces the use of artificial lighting, in turn decreasing the running costs of the buildings. The efficiency continues with the apartment layouts stacking up throughout the building, reducing the number of flat types and ultimately the overall build cost.