£2.5m affordable housing project completed
A £2.5 million project to bring the first wave of affordable housing in a generation to Sandwell, West Midlands, has been completed.
K4 Architects designed the scheme, known as Scribbans Place in Smethwick, Sandwell after being commissioned by Sandwell Council in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency.
The scheme consists of 15 two-bedroom apartments which overlook a covered street with walkway access. The site is next to a grid of Victorian terraced streets and includes a three-storey glazed atrium.
Assad Hamed, area manager for the HCA in the Midlands said: ‘K4 Architects were chosen to work on Scribbans Place because of their ability to bring fresh ideas to the scheme. This is a welcome boost to the area, regenerating the previous brownfield site and creating much needed quality housing for young people and families.’
The 15,000 sq ft new-build scheme has been designed to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and achieved the Building for Life Gold Standard. Energy efficient measures incorporated into the design include the use of solar panels and low energy lighting, while the homes will also incorporate full height projecting bay windows to maximise daylight.