The scheme consists of 47 residential units in a tenure mix determined in consultation with the Local Residents Association, and comprises 14 one bedroom flats, 18 two bedroom flats, and 15 three bedroom houses on a former brownfield site in south Sheffield. Excellent use of the sloping site maximises the residents’ views over the city centre.
The design focuses on layout, house plan flexibility, low energy systems, site access sun path orientation and landscape design to offer genuinely sustainable affordable homes to local people. Colourful timber cladding creates a place with a distinctive architectural character. Thoughtfully landscaped public green space forms a centrepiece for the scheme and includes dewponds and indigenous planting. A Sustainable Urban Drainage System encourages the evaporation and soaking away of excess rainwater.
Norfolk Park Green Homes was awarded a prestigious Building For Life Award in 2009.
Cost £5m Completed 2008 Location Sheffield, UK