Downsview Residential Housing scheme for Southern Housing Group consisted of 107 affordable housing units, a mix of flats and houses. ERMC architects in Sandown initially worked as the Client's Agent and secured Planning Approval. We were then novated to work for the Contractor as part of a design and build contract for the construction stages of the works and supported the Contractor through to completion.
The buildings were of a traditional design with the use of traditional materials throughout. In order to maximise the area of land the layout was based around small community areas served from a main road. This created a sense of ownership for the occupiers in each area.