Castlemaine Court is a new-build scheme of one and two-bed flats with a proportion aimed at the over 55’s, providing much needed multi-generational affordable housing. The scheme, designed to meet Lifetime Home requirements and Code for Sustainable Homes 3 & 4 replaces a building of 25 studio flats which fell short of current housing standards.
As lead consultants, we took the project through the planning, tender and site stages. The project was undertaken on a partnering basis working closely with the client, contractor and design team.
The development consists of a cluster of three blocks comprising twelve two-bedroom and four one- bedroom fully accessible energy efficient quality apartments designed to give the appearance of individual houses with front gardens and off-street car parking spaces in line with the character of the surrounding area. The dual aspect flats have either a private patio or balcony and any issues of overlooking have been carefully addressed with the use of timber screens, angled bay windows and translucent kitchen windows.
The project formally opened in February 2015 and has been well received by its occupants.