Design and delivery of a rural allocated site for 36 new affordable homes.

BBA worked closely with numerous departments within Curo, from feasibility through to construction to deliver a rural allocated site for 36 new affordable homes. The project was procured and constructed by Curo enterprise, with Curo housing taking on the affordable housing as the housing association.

The environmental sustainability of the project was considered at the project inception stage, looking to ensure compliance
with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s sustainable construction policies. As such, the design looked to maximise energy efficiency, minimise waste on site (using off site manufacturing) and reduce vulnerability to flooding.

BBA also collaborated with SAP assessors at an early stage in the design process to ensure compliance with a ‘fabric first’ approach.
A landscape and ecological management plan (LEMP) was created for the development. Ecological enhancement included reptile and amphibian hibernacula, bird & bat boxes, hedgerow enhancement and grassland meadow.

The sustainable design, created homes that are energy efficient, fuel efficient and sustainable, for families requiring affordable housing in this rural locale.