Preston Park Avenue

Location:Preston Park Avenue, Brighton

Description:Contemporary new build urban houses, Preston Park Avenue

Client:AMF Property Investments:

Approximate Cost:Confidential

Landivar Architects are lead designers for a pair of contemporary urban villas located within the residential quarter of Preston park Avenue, Brighton, Sussex. The Contemporary Housing scheme constitutes the second phase of the development following the completion of the Manor House conversion to form six residential dwellings, with a completion date of June 2021.

The proposed dwellings are designed to carefully consider the topography of the back land location. Finished in sustainably grown burnt larch vertical cladding and with a series of tiered green sedum roofs, the houses are highly sustainable with an excellent enhanced biodiversity within the site. The visual impact of the proposal is kept to a minimum with the use of natural materials and sympathetic scale.

Bespoke detailling has been incoporated throughout including the kitchens, bathrooms and external doors and gate. The front doors are hand fabricated and finished in a burnished brass to complement the windows and external detailing.

The landscaping proposal for the houses has been integrated within the design to bed in the architecture whilst maintaining the privacy and screening for the occupiers amenity. Six mature existing trees provide the backbone of the landscaping scheme, which is further complimented with native species, including hawthorn, blackthorn, evergreen holly, and rambling dog rose and flowering climbers such as native honeysuckle.

The scheme benefits from thermally broken PPC metal windows and full house MVHR ventilation to provide a stable and cost effective internal environment. This is further supported by a highly insulated construction fabric and careful orientation to maximize solar gain whilst reducing heat loss, along with Air Source heat pumps and underfloor heating. Overall, sustainibility and in house environmental performace have been key considerations within the design and development of the scheme.

The three bedroom semi detached villas gently step up into the site and provide contemporary flexible residential accommodation, within a brownfield site.

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Phase one Manor house conversion: