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RIGHTSIZING - Slim down and start up housing - new build

Forster, Wayne ORCID: 2019. RIGHTSIZING - Slim down and start up housing - new build. [Project Report].

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The Rightsizing project consists of two separate infill housing projects developed and designed to respond to, and meet, the needs of an older generation of people in Monmouthshire who wanted to ‘down-size’ from larger properties and a much younger generation who were looking for their first property. Both groups had been identified as requiring homes that Monmouthshire Housing Association were not able to provide from their extensive stock. The intention was also to demonstrate principles of good design on challenging backland sites that otherwise were prone to antisocial behaviour. Two sites, one in Caldicot and one in Abergavenny, were selected from a number of blighted back-land garage sites for developments of 4 houses on each site; and funding was won in competition from Welsh Government as part of round 1 of the Innovative Housing Programme. Two different house single bedroom types - a terraced mews with patio and an ‘interlocking’ courtyard house were developed from precedent studies and market testing in response to needs for spaciousness and manageable private outside amenity spaces.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Funders: Monmouthshire Housing Association
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 December 2020
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 07:25

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