Category

Large House Builder

2018 WINNER: COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES

Comprised two separate developments, the overall masterplan of each responds to the existing typology of housing in their respective areas and strikes a good balance between communal and private space. 

The Horsted site provides a range of housing in its suburban context, from apartments, houses, coach houses and affordable extra-care accommodation. Foundry Gardens also offers a mix of dwelling type and relatively low density. The latter uses slopes to good effect against the somewhat undulating Sussex countryside backdrop. The choice of brick is appropriate within its context: a combination of smooth red stocks, subtle and heavily creased soft mud bricks, provide a pleasant aesthetic, alongside a combination of red, brown and occasional black (slate) roof tiles, which give added variety. 

The quality of brickwork is generally very good and contributes to achieving a high-quality finish.

 

HEYWARDS HEATH

Location: Heywards Heath, West Sussex 

Architect/Designer: Omega Partnership 

Brick: Chelsea Smoked Red by Forterra 

Brickwork Contractor: Countryside Properties

 

HORSTED

Location: Chatham, Kent 

Architect/Designer: Clague Architects 

Brick: Chelsea Smoked Red by Forterra 

Brickwork Contractor: Countryside Properties

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