Housing at Newhall

Richard Murphy Architects, Essex, 2008

 

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  • Location plan    
  • Site plan    
  • House type A (end terrace) plans, section and elevations    
  • House type A (terrace) plans and elevations    
  • House type C plans, section and elevations    
  • House type D plans, section and elevations    
  • Street elevations    
  • Flats south east elevation    
  • Flats south elevation    
  • North east mews court elevations and section    
  • North east mews court elevations    
  • North east mews court first floor plan    
  • Plot 50 - Flats first floor plan    
  • Plot 50 - Flats ground floor plan    
  • Plot 50 - Flats second floor plan    
  • Plot 50 - Flats third floor plan    

Residential scheme using a variety of different building types, all constructed from brick with slate mono pitch roofs, as part of a larger suburban masterplan

The scheme aims to move away from suburban developments of isolated houses, with unused front garden spaces arranged in cul-de-sacs.

Instead, as much private garden as possible was enclosed into a single walled garden for each house, making houses largely single aspect so that the blind back wall of each house formed one of the walls of the walled garden of its neighbour.

There are four house types: a split-section "town house" along the southern and northern boundaries of the site, two single aspect suburban garden house types which occupy the majority of the site and finally a two-bedroom mews flat at first floor which has a terrace but no garden, sitting on top of garages for adjacent houses.

Suburban roads, already laid out in the master-plan, were strengthened by the idea of becoming walled lanes with housing generally at right angles to the road with first floor window supervision of each street.

Data

  • Completed: Jul 2008
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £9.2M
  • Procurement: Design & Build
  • Address: North Chase, Newhall, Harlow, Essex, CM17 6JA, United Kingdom

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