Skipton Road, Harrogate for Home Group

The Home Group
New Homes
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The Challenge

The scheme comprises of 214 mixed tenure dwellings on former agricultural land that includes an old quarry in a beautiful part of Harrogate. 60% of homes are for private sale and 40% for affordable housing. The affordable housing is split 70/30 between affordable rented and shared ownership properties. 

The Solution

With the selected site layout, we intend to create a tenure-blind community, with no discernible difference between private homes and affordable homes. On completion, this ensures that all parts of the site are equally attractive and will contribute to greater community cohesion.

Different tenure types are evenly distributed across the northern and southern parts of the site. Throughout the development there will be whole house ventilation which will accommodate acoustic glazing and negate the need for trickle vents, reducing noise to the properties facing onto Skipton Road.

The design has been developed to ensure that the homes adjacent to the roadside are front facing, mirroring the established homes across the road. The whole development is designed to be as sympathetic to its surroundings as possible, with a subdued material palette which reflects the surrounding communities. A sizable open green space is being developed within the site to provide a series of beautiful linked spaces of different character.

Through value engineering copper pipe has been replaced with plastic to save time and money as the need for solder joints is eliminated.

The Impact

The close working relationship with sister company Fastflow has benefitted the scheme, because using their design and in-house expertise around multi-lay utilities, we have enhanced our progress on site via smooth collaborative working which has generated greater efficiency.