16 new homes in the Old Crosby conservation area of Scunthorpe designed to provide homes for people at risk of homelessness; the scheme comprises a mix of apartments and bungalows as well as office and communal space.
Strategic Team Group were responsible for the construction of the 11 flats and 5 bungalows and the completed scheme is run by Home’s care and support division Stonham.
The unattractive site comprised abandoned buildings which had lain unused for several years. Working closely with the local community during the consultation and planning stages, the Project team developed designs which would transform the area and provide much needed homes for vulnerable people.
The development comprises two and three storey apartment buildings fronting the street, which are of brick construction with timber windows and clay pantiles to complement neighbouring buildings and blending with the surrounding area. Large rendered corner windows provide plenty of natural light to the homes and add a contemporary feature to the development. A small courtyard of five bungalows is tucked away to the south side of the apartment buildings providing a secluded communal landscaped space for residents. Small gardens surrounded by low metal railings give ground floor residents the opportunity to personalise their outdoor space, while a vegetable garden located in a corner of the site affords the opportunity to grow food on-site.