Client: Tutis Development Ltd
Sitting on a former builders’ yard in Falmouth Street, the scheme delivered a total of 21 dwellings in Newmarket.
The scale of the development fits comfortably within the suburban character of the area. Traffic calming measures were introduced on the access road to mitigate the additional traffic generated by the development.
The sharp edges, projecting thin roof eaves and cantilivering elements combine within a contemporary language the chosen traditional material palette.
Dwellings are accessed via an intimate shared-surface mews that forms the backbone of the settlement. The mews provides a landscaping area with excellent passive surveillance level. A gentle slope of the land was dealt with through a simple stepping of the units, breaking down the roofscape.
A large part of the development (14 dwellings out of 21) are managed by a subsidiary of the Suffolk Housing Society, helping those who want rented homes in the private sector to obtain good quality accommodation in partnership with local landlords.
The remainder have been sold to private buyers.