The residential scheme on the west of Sawtry in Cambridgeshire was granted planning permission in August 2012 and has recently been completed.
The scheme comprises 190 dwellings, a Primary Care Trust unit accessed of Windsor Road and significant areas of public open space. The public open space became a key feature of the scheme and includes a landscaped play area at the centre of the scheme and area for allotments and a habitat for Great Crested Newts to the south.
The scheme draws inspiration from Sawtry’s historic core and in particular the Gateway street and space that comprises runs of terraced dwellings that push forward and back along the street creating places of intrigue and interest. Meanwhile dwellings that define the western and southern boundaries are larger in form, arranged in a looser nature to respect views from the surrounding countryside. A mix of buff and red brick respects Sawtry’s material palette and occasional rendered properties are used in landmark locations to close vistas.
Smaller 2 and 3 bed properties are arranged in semi-detached and terraced runs along intimate shared surface streets with strategic tree planting complimenting the use of block paving.