One of the south’s leading housing, support and care providers, Radian, is celebrating after its new sustainable homes development in Bordon, Exhibition Mews, recently scooped a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South award.
The award, won by Ash Sakula Architects who designed the homes, recognises the achievement of designing a combination of affordable and highly sustainable houses that can be replicated on other sites in the town, as part of a wider regeneration plan to build 3,350 new homes in the area.
The trio of houses were delivered by Radian after inviting architects to create homes that were easy and affordable to run, as well as sustainable, as part of an international competition for the best design. The award is a nod to the flexibly arranged living space, outdoor space and sustainable lifestyle suggestions as part of the brief.
Radian Director of Development and New Business Andrea Smith says:
“We are so pleased that Ash Sakula Architects picked up an award for Radian’s Exhibition Mews. The aim was to create liveable spaces to live in sustainably and that is exactly what they have designed.”
“It is a thoughtful design for an impressive project, one which represents a notable departure from the norm in Bordon.”
Unusual features in the design include the double height landing which houses the washing machine and drying facilities rather than accommodating them in the kitchen. High insulation materials with low pollution levels, triple-glazed windows, low energy lighting, and water efficient fixtures and fittings have also been used throughout rather than the reliance on difficult to use and often expensive technology to achieve the same outcome.