Kilnmead Development, Crawley Northgate, Crawley
The construction of 37 affordable housing units on the site of a former car park in the centre of Crawley town. The development comprises 3 x two bed houses, 2 x three-bed houses, and a two and three-storey block containing 13 x one-bed flats and 19 x two-bed flats plus ancillary landscaping, refuse and recycling stores and access road. Provision has been included for connection to a district heating system in the future to reduce cost and carbon emissions from domestic heating.
Architect: Cover Storey
Engineer: Fairhurst PLC
Client Agent: Crawley Borough Council
Kilnmead car park is a previously undeveloped piece of land in the centre of Crawley, set between the conservation area of the Dyers' Alms-houses and the outlying new town development.
Site constraints have necessitated a relatively low density development, and every effort has been made to incorporate design details from the adjacent new town, whilst ensuring the mass and volume of the buildings do not overwhelm the alms-houses to the west.
The flats are of conventional block and brick construction from ground to 2nd floor, with timber-framing and cedar cladding to the partial 3rd floor. The houses are, again, of brick and block, and feature canopied porches with red cedar cladding.
Crawley Borough Council
Form of Contract
JCT Design & Build (2016)