Bayford Road, Sittingbourne
The site of a former car mechanic’s workshop, the irregular shaped plot of was set predominately within a residential area. The massing, articulation and colouration of the adjacent properties help to inform the architectural approach to the design of the main apartments facing the street. Designed to the (Draft) London Housing Design Standards, this example of housing was positively received upon application with regards to ample amenity space per residential unit and overall apartment sizes. Three apartments are located within the main building, and three ‘modern alms’ houses are situated within the rear courtyard. Several site factors played an important part of the shaping of the massing and appearance of the building. Due to stringent rights of light, sunlight/daylight as well as privacy concerns with local neighbours, the second storey of the houses have taken on a very particular shape from these site constraints. Planning was approved for six residential units, via appeal. The scheme is currently under construction having been sold to a private residential developer.