Falkland Close Burford

Housing
Client:
Cottsway Housing Association
Contract value:
£2.5 million
Services:
Architecture

This project is a rural exception site with stunning views across the Windrush valley, that required a high quality development, recognising the prominence of the site on the A40 approach into Burford, the proximity to the conservation area of Burford, and context within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The original Frethern Close estate was built in a cottage style and the design is sympathetic to the scale and ambience of the existing settlement, while also tying in with the traditional architectural style of Burford town centre. The flats are located in a feature corner block on the A40 approach, embellished with dressed stone window surrounds and mullions, and associated moulded stone drip over the window heads. A mix of two, three and four bay windows, sometimes reducing from four to three bays on the upper floor, also reflects local character.

Parking is located as discreetly as possible, generally between the dwellings, or in discreet parking courts, screened from the distant views and from the Oxford Road by the buildings.

The development provides a mix of unit types that reflect the housing needs, as determined by the HN survey.

Frankham Consultancy was commissioned to planning stage by Cottsway Housing Association, and by Leadbitter Group for the working drawing packages.

Falkland Close, Burford was officially opened on 20th September 2013 by Prime Minister David Cameron.