Morningside
Rickmansworth

Client Hightown Housing Association
Location Rickmansworth
Size 1860m2  
Value £1.5m
Status Complete

Morningside

The Morningside development is situated on the site of a previous Care Home for the elderly and is located on the edge of 2 separate conservation areas, which required lengthy discussions with the Planners.

This new affordable housing development comprises 16 x 2 & 3 bedroom flats within a 2½-storey building. The flats within the roof space have a unique layout, creating interesting internal spaces. The pre-formed GRP dormers and roof lights provide views out and natural light into the dwellings at the upper level.

The communal gardens have retained existing trees and provide a landscaped buffer to the adjoining areas. Bike storage and car parking for residents is also provided on site.

The building incorporates Robust Construction details and a well-insulated timber frame construction, with attic trusses being used for the formation of the roof.

The development achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 through the implementation of a fabric first principle.

  • Premier Guarantee Excellence Award 2013, Highly Commended for ‘Social Housing Development of the Year’

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Coningsby Road
High Wycombe

Client Hightown Housing Association
Location High Wycombe
Size 500m2
Value £500,000
Status Complete

Coningsby Road

The Coningsby Road development provides Supported Housing for people with learning difficulties and is situated on the side of a steeply sloping valley overlooking High Wycombe. This allowed for the construction of a 4-storey development comprising a lower ground floor that faces out to the rear of the site, with a further 3 storeys being visible from Coningsby Road.

Six flats are provided on 4 levels, together with a care manager’s office / sleepover room, a communal lounge with kitchen area, and rear communal garden. The site was previously occupied by a single-storey bungalow with a lower garden area.

The construction of the building is formed through the use of tanked reinforced concrete construction for the lower ground floor and retaining walls, with timber frame construction being incorporated from the ground floor level upwards.

The unique second floor flat is formed within the sloping roof of the building.

The building was constructed in accordance with Robust Construction details and achieved Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 through the implementation of a fabric first principle, with well insulated external walls, floors and roof.

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Lane End Road
High Wycombe

Client Hightown Housing Association
Location High Wycombe
Size 913.3m2
Value £900,000
Status Complete

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This registered care home on Lane End Road is for people with long-term mental health issues has been sensitively designed not to be noticed.

The home, which provides 24-hour care, has nine bedrooms each with its own shower and toilet facilities. There is a large garden, communal lounge, communal dining room and a games room/quiet lounge. The ground floor is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is one adapted bedroom.

The aim of the design was to create a building that would sit comfortably within the street scene and would not draw the attention of local residents. The result is a care home that resembles a small block of flats sitting comfortably on a corner plot.

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