Willow Way is a new fully affordable mews style residential development located in the east of Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, this development will see the demolition of an existing garage site and the construction of 11no. much needed affordable dwellings. The site will provide a mix of 1 and 2 bed dwellings, with contemporary open plan internal layouts, integrated parking and generous terraces providing high quality external amenity spaces. The design of the proposals have been carefully considered to sit well within the street scape and respond positively to the existing built form in terms of mass and scale. The proposed materials take influence from the traditional brick style mews house with high quality and contemporary architectural detailing.
The proposals will be constructed in line with the Passivhaus principles to ensure the project delivers a sustainable, quality, and energy efficient development. Buildings designed to Passivhaus standards provide a high level of comfort whilst utilising minimum energy. Generally these are built with meticulous attention to detail at design and construction stage to achieve an airtight building fabric, high performing windows, high levels of insulation, highly efficient MVHR and a thermal bridge free construction. Passivhaus buildings achieve a 75% reduction in space heating requirement, compared to standard practice for UK new build. The Passivhaus standard therefore helps the industry achieve the 80% carbon reductions.
- Client: Grand Union Housing Group
- Value: 2.5m
- Completion Date: Spring 2023
- Consultants: Smith Jenkins Ltd