At the beginning of 2015, Tolent approached QAD with a project to design a high quality scheme for a housing development in Newton Aycliffe, following the successful bid for the Durham Framework.
Within its context of a long established residential area it was imperative to respect the integrity of the area, connectivity of the area with the use of existing pedestrians routes and quite importantly to provide a biologically diverse environment which enriches and enhances the adjacent woodlands.
‘The design of the housing and quality of the surrounding environment is important in creating places where people want to live and where they are proud to live.’
The scheme sought to provide a total of 125 new dwellings upon the 4ha. site. This comprised of a mix of 2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed properties including 13 affordable units and 33 market rental dwellings.