Monksbrook Estate, Eastleigh

Completion Date 2014 (Phase 1) 2016 (Phase 2)

Contract Value £16.6m

Client First Wessex Housing Association/Barratt Homes

A phased regeneration programme which replaces an estate of 164 outmoded houses with 237 mixed tenure new homes.

The estate regeneration is part funded by the increase in density, with market housing and shared ownership adding diversity and choice. The design comprises a range of units, from large five-bed family houses to one-bed accessible flats; the majority being three or four-bed units with gardens in an area with a high demand for family housing.

The development provides sustainable homes to Code Level 4, giving tenants modern houses with lower running costs. Based on a sustainable ‘fabric first’ approach, the housing uses mainly passive low carbon measures, such as orientation and high levels of thermal insulation, with PV cells on south facing roofs that give the terraces their distinctive saw-tooth appearance.

Winner of the Planning for Affordable or Discounted housing category, Planning and Placemaking Awards 2016