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Sycamore Lane

Location Warrington

Client Incrementun Housing

Sector Residential

Status Complete

Area 92 Homes

This project brief called for a residential development on a former school site on Sycamore Lane, Great Sankey, Warrington for Incrementum Housing Development Company Ltd.

The project has been designed to create a sense of community through deploying unusual motifs that connect the houses and the apartment blocks, this sense of community is further developed by the interconnected green spaces that run through the heart of the site.

The 5.7 acres (23,079sqm) development considers local authority Housing demand and creates a diverse and sustainable community, responding to Warrington’s Housing Strategy and Local Plan’s efforts in attracting and retaining a younger population with smaller homes within urban areas.

The development saw 92 new homes, comprising 47 two and three bedroom family houses and 45 one and two bed apartments, split between a 2 storey block and a four storey block. The Apartments have communal circulation areas and ancillary spaces. The development has associated highway access, car parking and public realm space.

There will be an emphasis on landscape infrastructure and communal shared spaces with new activity spaces in adjoining communal amenity spaces. A ‘Green Core’ space central to the scheme will be created, linked to pedestrian movement routes.

The tenure for this project is Build-to-Rent (BtR), a mix of Private Rent and Private Affordable rent homes, responding to a local shortage of rentable housing in Warrington.