A development of 6 new houses on a Brownfield site on the edge of the village of Willington that were designed in a traditional style to compliment the rural location.
Using a mixture of natural stone, mock reclaimed brick, tile and slate, stone lintels, stone and tile cills and traditional casement doors and windows the traditional exterior concealed contemporary open plan interiors that provide comfortable modern living, that thanks to highly insulated walls, roofs and floors and renewable air source heat pump technology made these homes energy efficient and welcoming.
Each of the properties were sold off plan by the developer before they were completed such was their appeal.
The redevelopment of an existing farm this proposal provides 10 completely new houses that take their design inspiration from a traditional farmstead.
With a traditional 18th century looking farmhouse that is adjoined by a coach house, brick barns and a piggery, mixed with a Dutch barn and steel portal frame barns arranged around a wildlife pond and with 2 earth bank houses that are built between an existing site feature, this development evokes a converted former working farm yard appearance, which harmonises and blends into its rural surroundings.
Designed to be an exemplary energy efficient development each house would adopt a fabric first approach and have its own ground source heat pump. The 4x 5KW window turbines would produce enough energy to negate the total electricity consumption of 4 – 5 of the houses annually, or alternatively power all 10 of the houses ground source heat pumps with spare capacity. In addition each of the houses would have battery walls and be provided with 2x EV charging points.
Planning approval for this innovative development is anticipated in early 2023.
Land at Henley on Thames
Henley on Thames Town Council conducted a public consultation to call for sites, in order to help strategise the towns future housing development.
Archiwildish was commissioned by a local land owner to draw up a conceptual scheme to develop a site they owned on the periphery of Henley on Thames, so that it could be presented as a potential site for consideration as part of the town’s future development.
A scheme for 40 houses, allotment and public gain land, the concept proposed a development that offered a range of different properties that would cater for the towns growing needs.
Sadly the site was not chosen for inclusion in the final plan, with the council opting for sites that had already been previously earmarked for future development, however an opportunity to develop the land may eventually come around with future changes to local development plans.