We are delighted to announce that planning permission has now been granted for a new affordable housing scheme in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. The modular housing scheme, which is being led by Bromford Housing Group, incorporates innovative construction methods and will be the first site of this kind for Bromford.
With the entrance to the site being immediately opposite the Winchcombe Conservation area, the proposed development has been developed by GSSArchitecture to reflect and respect the character and appearance of the surrounding area. The new houses will be two storeys in height and constructed in materials that are appropriate to the region. The result is a development that will successfully assimilate into its surroundings, making a positive contribution to the area due to the high-quality design and appearance.
Chris Ryder, Associate at GSSArchitecture and Studio Lead for their South West office, said, “The delivery of affordable housing schemes in local communities is vital to helping people make their first step on the housing ladder, therefore GSS are proud to have the opportunity to work on a project that will be of such great local importance. The innovative construction methods that will be used for this scheme will mean that we are able to deliver these houses in a much shorter time frame, and reduce the overall construction costs whilst maintaining a high standard of work”
The design for this scheme includes elements of modular construction, which will reduce overall time on site, meaning less disruption to the neighbouring properties and limiting the amount of material waste produced. GSSArchitecture have considerable experience in the delivery of projects involving modern elements of construction, for example last year they delivered a new build consisting entirely of Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs), and have previously won the Green Apple Award for the Built Environment, after delivering the largest building constructed from cross-laminated timber panels in the UK at the time. This experience with elements of offsite construction will allow GSSArchitecture to deliver this scheme within a shorter time frame, with reduced costs and greater energy efficiency for the housing on the site.