Penarth Heights Regeneration
This exemplar sustainable community development replaces a derelict 1970s residential estate with 376 new houses and apartments. Our masterplan creates a distinct residential quarter in the town, within which individual streets and buildings are designed with subtle variations to give a real local sense of place.
The predominantly low rise scheme, with a traditional urban character, is a highly specific response to the site, working closely with the existing contours, using a palette of materials based on local precedents and a strong landscape structure that links to the site’s green surroundings and neighbouring street structure.
We collaborated closely with United Welsh Housing Association to design the affordable housing - 20% of the total - which is evenly pepper-potted across the scheme, in groups of ten units typically, to be tenure blind.