The practice was one of the successful development partnerships in the Design for Manufacture competition launched by English Partnerships in 2005. The aim was to build high quality homes to a number of different standards including 'EcoHomes and 'Buildings for Life' at a construction cost of £60,000.
The Oxley Woods site is just over 3 hectares in size. The site will eventually accommodate 145 properties, providing a mixture of affordable housing and larger private dwellings in two-and three-storey houses. Emphasis is placed on the potential of the design to respond to changes to the lifestyle and family sizes of occupants.