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Douglas and King Architects wins planning for green belt ‘hamlet’


Douglas and King Architects has won planning approval for 10 new homes in the Hertfordshire countryside

Broxbourne Council’s planning committee approved the practice’s proposals for the redevelopment of former industrial land in Goffs Oak.

The scheme, to be called High View Farm, consists of a ‘hamlet’ of 10 homes surrounding a landscaped copse.

The design is inspired by the area’s barn buildings with a mix of brickwork and timber cladding. The buildings are low-carbon and built with timber-framed structures, manufactured offsite.

The pitched roofs are made of zinc and feature flush-fitting rooflights and windows.

Construction is expected to start on site in summer 2019.

12 first floor site plan h

First floor - site plan

First floor - site plan

Project data

Architect Douglas and King Architects
Project architect Patricia Moreno
Engineer Conisbee
M&E Flatt
Contractor Marabuild 
Cost £3,250/m²
Construction start Summer 2019
Completion Summer 2020

16 goff elevations





Readers' comments (3)

  • So who's the client?

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  • nice work. I hope the design team see it through to completion and the vision isn't diluted by D&B or value engineering

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  • Martin King

    Thanks for the notes. The developer is a Partner of DAK Architects and has similar core values in terms of the balance between the investment business model and the quality of buildings/environment for future inhabitants. This is probably our 10th project together. In terms of construction, we are finalizing detailing and the off-site construction order (SIP) is about to be placed.

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