Poplar Farm - Phases 1 and 2
Longhurst Group (Phase 1) LACE Housing (Phase2)
Phase 1 - 40 dwellings for rent and shared ownership (Home Buy) consisting of houses, flats and bungalows for Longhurst Housing including fully adopted roads and sewers. The scheme is Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and Secure by Design compliant.
The southern boundary of the site is made up of residential properties and St Barnabas Hospice and allotments on the eastern boundary are separated by a hawthorn hedge. The northern boundary is greenfield with the Grantham-Nottingham railway line a few hundred yards away. Noise and dust impact on neighbours was carefully monitored throughout the project.
The scheme was a land led venture between Lindum, Longhurst Group and LACE Housing. Lindum's site finding team devised the plan and carried out the investigative work required to secure Planning permission, along with detailed design development. The site is steeply sloping and significant value engineering exercises were undertaken to aid viability and a tiered cut and fill exercise was required to address the significant difference in levels over the site.
Phase 2 - 21 apartments and 9 bungalows for the over 55s, constructed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 for our Client, LACE Housing. Timber frame construction with high levels of fabric insulation. The apartment building has communal lounges with a hobby room as well as storage facilities for electric buggies.
External landscaping created communal gardens for residents of the apartments and the bungalows.