Client: CityWest Homes
The Hallfield Estate was built during the late 1940’s as a pioneering social housing scheme. The estate is a designated conservation area and the fourteen residential blocks and laundry building were listed in June 2011 for their architectural, planning and authorship interest.
Terence O’Rourke Ltd was appointed by CityWest Homes to undertake an initial appraisal of the potential to replace an existing poor quality and unlisted building, located within the Hallfield Estate, with new accommodation. This appraisal reviewed the estate’s origin, architectural and landscape quality, planning history and other housing estates built in the same time period to gain a full understanding of the sensitivity of the listed buildings and their contribution to the conservation area.
From the initial appraisal we provided advice on the redevelopment potential of the site, the quantity of floorspace that could reasonably be achieved and the sensitive planning and design approach required to support the redevelopment in the context of preserving and enhancing the setting of the conservation area and listed buildings.
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