At Ashley Road Depot, we are replacing an operational refuse depot with 272 new homes for council rent and market sale in a mixture of apartments and maisonettes. These will be spread across three courtyard buildings alongside two new pedestrian-priority routes and significant public realm and shared amenity space. 92 of the new homes will be larger, social-rented family homes of three and four bedrooms. The overall masterplan for the site and landscape-led development strategy enable the retention of substantial existing trees and create crucial new linkages from the existing neighbourhood to Down Lane Park.
The design strives for the highest levels of energy efficiency; all buildings have been designed to connect to the District Energy Network and meet Passivhaus certification. Passivhaus design is one tool utilised to achieve as close to zero carbon as possible, alongside low carbon energy, renewables and low embodied carbon. This will minimise energy costs for all residents.
Transforming a refuse depot site into significant public realm and much-needed new homes, designed to meet Passivhaus certification.