Goffs Park

Goffs Park
Old Horsham Road, Crawley

Client Crawley Borough Council
Location Crawley
Size 44 flats and houses
Value Confidential
Status On Site

Goffs Park

This is the redevelopment of a former depot and nursery site adjacent to Goffs Park in Crawley to provide social housing – 22 houses and 22 flats - for Crawley Borough Council.

The challenge presented by this site was to provide high quality new homes and urban spaces on the edge of a popular park.

The development largely comprises short terraces of two-storey houses and small blocks of flats of two or three storeys. These are designed as a contemporary interpretation of the Crawley ‘new town’ style with mainly brick elevations, using a palette of three colours, and windows with reconstituted stone surrounds on the buildings at the entrance to the site. Roof forms are simple with gable ends.

The site layout includes a single access road from Old Horsham Road, with three storey flats at the south and short terraces of mainly two-storey housing facing the new road. The road terminates with an arc of houses and flats, curving towards a new access into Goffs Park.

The variety in scale provided by wide and narrow frontage houses, straight and facetted terraces and blocks of flats of different heights combined with different car parking arrangements provides a series of urban spaces with distinct characters.

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Gales Place (Passivhaus)
Crawley

Client Crawley Borough Council
Location Crawley
Size 13 Passivhaus Dwellings
Value £2.5m
Status Complete

Gales Place

Gales Place is the first certified Passivhaus project completed by Crawley Borough Council to provide affordable housing for local residents.

This new development is located on a complex site and provides a new urban space next to an existing community centre, safe routes to the adjacent primary school and car parking for residents and other local people.  It provides six flats and seven houses built to the high comfort and low bills of the Passivhaus standard.

With triple glazing, lots of insulation and a ventilation system providing filtered pre-warmed air the heating bills for a typical 2 bedroom house are predicted to be about £15 per month or less than 50p per day.

As council housing is provided for people in housing need, the low energy use of these Passivhaus homes will make a strong contribution to reducing fuel poverty with very low bills for residents, and with the knock-on benefit to the landlord of low rent arrears. Also, the good construction quality of these dwellings will ensure durability and comfort for the future.

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Dobbins Place

Dobbins Place (Passivhaus)
Crawley

Client Crawley Borough Council
Location Crawley
Size 477m2
Value Confidential
Status Building

Dobbins Place

Dobbins Place, Ifield, Crawley, is the second certified Passivhaus project carried out for Crawley Borough Council.

Crawley Borough Council are committed to building low energy demand buildings to address; rising fuel costs, proven reduction in rent arrears and gas boilers not permitted beyond 2025 in new housing.

This development of four terraced houses and two flats, all with two bedrooms, provides attractive, safe, secure and energy-efficient accommodation for local people. The dwellings overlook a pond and public open space.

The external design of the terrace and small block of flats has been kept deliberately simple with mainly render and some brick used to break down the scale and mass. The window proportions are influenced by the requirements of the PHPP (energy modelling software) and are modelled to achieve the optimum balance between heat gain and heat loss for Passivhaus certification. The windows also provide good internal daylighting and views out for residents.

Ten car parking spaces are provided for residents and their visitors plus two spaces for motorcycles.

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