The Gables, Wavenden
The Design Collective worked with Mears New Homes to develop the M&E design for the properties and block of flats to the rear of the site. The development consists of 34 timber framed new homes for market sale, rent and shared ownership. The new properties were built in conjunction with Lea Valley Homes, a subsidiary of Aldwyck Housing Group.
The redundant brownfield site was previously operated by a Haulage business, and included a large hard standing for HGV and Car parking as well as a number of small office spaces and out-buildings.
The final project created a fully integrated mixed tenure housing scheme as part of the wider community at Glebe Farm. The design of the properties is sympathetic to the surrounding villages and the character of the existing buildings.
The buildings are constructed as timber frame and developed as a design decision once ground investigation had been completed, driving the foundation and construction methodology. The construction method provided programme benefits allowing for fast erection of the building structures.
Client: Mears New Homes
Project Value: £7,000,000