Bandon Road 3

Location: 

Bandon Road

Site Area: 

-

Project Stage:

Completed

Sector:

Self Build

Expertise:

Architecture, Planning

Project Information:

Bandon Road is a short cul-de-sac situated in a residential area on the north western edge of the City of Cambridge accessed off Huntingdon Road and the A14. The area falls within the village framework of Girton and outside the conservation area and is therefore, within the South Cambridgeshire District.

The proposal has been designed to respond to its context whilst respecting the local vernacular and palette of materials. The layout has been informed by the constraints of the site and is intended to make best use of the land.

PLOT 3 has been designed so the building is at it’s lowest along all boundaries. This is further enforced by setting the footprint in from the boundaries by over 3m allowing substantial planting enhancement adjacent to neighbouring properties.

The atrium at the front will allow the southern light to penetrate all the way through to the rear of the property lighting the living areas which overlook the enclosed rear garden.
The flat roof which is hidden by the two mon-pitches provides adequate space for a Air Source Heat Pump, solar hot wat panels and PV panels which will provide all the heating and hot water demands of the house.

The fenestration has been designed so it is contemporary and sustainable which meets the clients design brief. The materials proposed are buff bricks, a zinc roof and composite (aluminium/timber) windows.


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