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Lindsay Road, Sheffield by FAT

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] FAT has recently submitted this £2.75m Sheffield housing proposal for planning permission

Commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the proposal on the 0.96ha brown-field site consists of 35 new terraced houses for market and social rent, set around a public garden. The proposal follows FAT’s 2006 award-winning Islington Square project in Manchester, also for the HCA.

A montage of materials is used for the highly decorative scheme, including ‘richly decorative’ patterns in three types of brick and ornate window reveals. In contrast the houses have a simple interior layout to allow ‘flexible internal arrangements’ for a variety of users.

‘Homezone’ is a shared public space which runs through the development, and is intended as an ‘extension to the garden’. It features a basketball court among public space landscaping with a ground surface which ‘mirrors the pattern of the house facades’.

Fifty per cent of units will be compliant with Lifetimes Homes/SSC Mobility Standards and one tenth of energy supplied to the development will be supplied by renewable sources. The project is set to begin on site in February 2010, due for completion in May 2011.

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