Date posted: October 5, 2013
ArchitecturePLB have won the contract to design the first phase of housing for the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration project. The first major housing development to replace empty Ministry of Defence buildings, it is to be an exemplar sustainable community that will set the standard for future phases. Working with Radian, ArchitecturePLB was selected to deliver 100 homes on the Quebec Barracks site following a competitive process led by the Homes and Communities Agency and East Hampshire District Council.
The homes are a mix of private and affordable family houses and flats, built to Code 5 and Zero Carbon Hub standards. Principally adopting a `fabric first΄ approach, they incorporate a range of primarily passive measures to reduce their carbon footprint. A key component of the proposal is to convert a former barracks building into a community employment hub. The converted buildings will be linked by a glazed atrium, housing a café and meeting spaces, linked to a new square at the heart of the development.