Warren Andrew Drive, North Warnborough
Completion Date June 2023
Contract Value £1.9m
Warren Andrew Drive is a Rural Exception Site for Affordable Housing developed by Hastoe, a specialist rural housing provider. The site was selected following a lengthy assessment process and engagement with the local Parish council. The resultant scheme provides 12 homes in a mixture of family houses and apartments to suit the local housing need.
The project team had to overcome substantial tree and ecological constraints as well as significant surface water flood risk issues. The site also sits alongside a dual carriageway and needed careful planning to ensure that windows face away from the noise and that homes have quiet external spaces. The perimeter tree belt has been retained as a home for wildlife and to help protect from road noise.
The scheme is the first Rural Exception Site to be developed in the Parish and all 12 homes have been built to Hastoe’s New-Build Standard. This is a bespoke sustainable standard which adopts a fabric-first approach; reducing carbon emissions and saving residents money on their heating bills. All homes have air-source heat pumps and incorporate other key elements such as reduced water consumption, Nationally Described Space Standards (NDSS) and accessibility features. Externally, the design seeks to echo the local rural Hampshire context, with crisp, modern detailing giving the development a contemporary appearance. The name of the new development pays tribute to the legacy of the landowners’ great uncle, Warren Andrew, who was a farmer and the previous landowner.
Works began on site in March 2021 and, after a delay and change in contractor, the homes were completed in May 2023.