Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Community Gateway Association: Crummock Road, Preston

“I just loved the different materials, the low roofline, the profile.”

Steve Douglas

With natural slate roofs, contrasting brickwork and iron gates, the design of these two, three and four-bedroom houses catches the eye. Lounges at the rear of the properties offer privacy, while large porticos between adjacent houses provide neighbours with a place to chat. And they are happy neighbours: when surveyed, the residents of Crummock Road said they were 100 per cent satisfied with their new homes. Built on land
Community Gateway Association acquired in a stock transfer from Preston Council in 2005, the development attracted £1.2 million grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Development agents: Adactus Housing Group

Contractor: Bramall Construction

Architect: Ark

Number of homes: 25 (all social rent)

Cost: £2.7 million

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