Woodside Road - Derry
We were appointed by our developer client to prepare scheme designs for a 169 unit of semi-detached, terraced houses/ apartments/maisonettes for a zoned portion of land at Woodside Road, Newbuildings, Co. Derry
Shortly after carrying out our initial site analysis it became evident to us that an opportunity existed to pursue a design solution which would seek to integrate social and community needs, commercial opportunity and our client’s development objectives. To this end we engaged in a co-operative relationship with forwarding thinking planners, to bring the project to the planning stage.
The solution arrived at has at its heart of the scheme a landscaped recreational area that diverts all incoming traffic to the rear of the housing development. 169 dwellings were proposed incorporating several different dwelling types, from semi-detached to terraced houses/ apartments/maisonette. Strong formal visual connections were made between the houses and the landscaped recreational area.
All proposed development is designed with the intention that it be constructed to the highest sustainable design standards; incorporating materials with low embodied energy, employing cutting-edge sustainable heating technologies, super-insulation techniques etc.
We see this proposed project as a fine example of a sensitive and appropriate design solution incorporating landscape to create a visually pleasing setting for the proposed development.