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Plains Road

Located on former agricultural land, this is a specialist, purpose-built, new build property for a young disabled boy. The scheme has achieved planning approval and is due to commence in the Spring/ Summer of 2023.

As desired, the site will include a therapy room, a fully accessible bathroom (with specialist sanitary ware), and hydrotherapy facilities. The designs also include scope for the future provision of a lift and hoist systems. In addition, the project is also focused on fostering a direct connection to the surrounding agricultural landscape, in a manner designed to aid wellness and vitality.

The design cues for the build are taken from local agricultural buildings that feature traditional brickwork and burnt larch timber cladding – typical of local farm typologies. Large expanses of glazing to the north façade are key to the success of the design also, in that they connect the communal spaces to the external patio and landscape beyond.

The property will also harness renewable energy sources via a ground source heat pump, and includes a grey water system to lessen the demand on mains treated water supply. A highly insulated timber frame system is also being considered to further reduce the carbon footprint of the property.

The scheme obtained planning approval and includes a full planting scheme to satisfy strict planning conditions. Such a scheme allows the property to fully integrate and ‘bed down’ into its surroundings.