Date posted: July 17, 2013
ArchitecturePLB have won an invited competition to design an important new residential block for Winchester City Council. Located in the Hyde conservation area within the City, the block replaced outmoded sheltered bedsit accommodation with up-to-date ‘downsizer’ flats and a shared equity flats for those starting on the property ladder. The site is in a dense urban neighbourhood, requiring a sensitive response to the surrounding Victorian properties, with special attention to the rights-of-light issues that rise in such locations. The development will comprise a total of 27 units, each with dedicated underground parking and a quiet, communal open space to the rear.