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Snug bags planning for Winchester's 'largest affordable housing scheme'

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Snug Architects has won the go-ahead for 76 affordable homes backed by Winchester City Council’s new in-house delivery team

According to the Southampton-based practice, the 5,134m² project at The Valley, Stanmore, will be the Hampshire city’s ‘largest affordable housing scheme’ to date.

The project, on a steeply sloping site, provides a mixture of two and three bedroom houses and one, two and three bedroom flats.

The four-storey apartment blocks are described as ‘faceted and pitched’, dipping down at each corner to reduce the ‘perceived scale of the buildings and softening their impact on the landscape’.

Snug Architects said: ‘The approach to the buildings’ form and appearance is derived from a contextual analysis of the existing Stanmore estate’s arts and crafts vernacular and results in a significant new development that sits comfortably in its setting.

‘The application was developed through a comprehensive process of public engagement with the local community, and will deliver much-needed affordable housing for the city.’

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Snug winchester model site a 4

Project data

Location Stanmore Winchester
Type of project Affordable Housing
Client Winchester City Council
Architect Snug Architects
Landscape architect Ubu design
Structural engineer Scott White Hookins
M&E consultant Pope Consulting
Quantity surveyor Wellings Partnership
Funding Undisclosed
Tender date TBC
Start on site date TBC
Gross internal floor area 5,134m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Undisclosed
Total cost Undisclosed

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Sk 2 jpg

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  • It would be interesting to see the plans, and in particular how the upper floor accommodation incorporates the low roofed areas with low level windows adjoining the balconies.

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