Sunfield Close Commended at British Homes Award

Sunfield Close in Andover has collected a Commended in the "Affordable Housing Development" category in the 2013 British Home Awards. [Read more...]

Sunfield Close in Andover has collected a Commended in the “Affordable Housing Development” category in the 2013 British Home Awards.

The Radian built development has already been voted in the “Top 50 Affordable Housing Developments 2013″ by Inside Housing magazine earlier this year.

Sunfield Close in Andover
Images courtesy of the British Home Awards

Situated off Mylen Road, it consists of 17 properties from one bedroom to four bedroom of which 12 are for affordable rent and five for shared ownership.

The properties were built using timber frame with timber windows, brickwork to ground level and ThermoWood and zinc cladding to first floor level. There are also  sustainable technologies incorporated in the homes include mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) and photovoltaic panels.

Full details of the awards can be found on the British Home Awards website.


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  • These properties, although are welcome in providing affordable housing, but…..
    such a dreadful design is not welcome. Why are the majority of this type of house so lacking in eye appeal and resemble modern slums? I think they are hideous and although it is not a good idea to build a pastiche of surrounding house styles, there has been no attempt to respect the surrounding built environment.
    Design is like art…..subjective, but, architects could do well to abandon CAD and produce designs that are more aesthtically pleasing.

  • I came across these whilst walking my dog .These are horrid to look at and placed next to a reasonable looking close of houses.They didn’t look like houses to me ,very strange design .The next day I had take my husband to look at them ,he agreed they were awful looking.

  • I actually live in one of these houses, and they are brilliant! So nice to see something a little out of the ordinary being developed. We could all live in a cube with a pointy roof, but personally, I like the fact that our street is different to the rest of the town.

    I would like to know what constitutes them resembling modern slums though if I’m honest? The properties aren’t run down, there isn’t graffiti everywhere, and there aren’t drug dealers stood on street corners…

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