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South East case studies
West Malling, Kent
This award winning project combines the need to meet economic objectives with that of sustainability.
Situated on the edge of Basingstoke, this mixed scheme of houses and flats incorporates shops and community buildings, replacing an overspill estate of four and five storey walk up maisonettes and flats.
This low-density traditional development is located in parkland two miles from Guildford town centre.
Introducing prefabricated timber construction (up to five storeys high) from sustainable forests was fundamental to this project’s success.
Lower Earley, Reading
Described by Building for Life judges as 'a local quality benchmark', The Manor housing development combines distinctive architectural character with rich landscaping. Designed by John Thomson and Partners.
This extensive mixed use development of converted and remodelled historic buildings and specially designed new residential units has many aspects that cannot be bettered.
Exceptionally strong landscaping sets this scheme apart. It creates a series of attractive public spaces and gives the development of 523 homes a distinctive character.
This elegant, contemporary Kent Thameside scheme was described by the Building for Life judges as "very brave and bold, a really interesting out-of-town development."
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