The Orchard (Appletree Farm), Crawley

The joint venture development of a greenfield site, which provided 176 mixed tenure homes.

  • Budget:£22,000,000
  • Procurement:Design and Build
  • Client:Higgins Homes PLC / Moat Housing Group
  • Concept Architect:Roger Evans / Baily Garner
  • Working Drawings Architect:Roger Evans / Baily Garner
  • Agent:Baily Garner

Moat Housing Group and Higgins Construction formed a joint venture to deliver an integrated mixed-tenure development of 176 homes; 61 for affordable rent, 27 for shared ownership and 88 for private sale. The homes were fully integrated and externally indistinguishable across all the tenures. The affordable housing consisted of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses. The private sale homes comprised of three and four bedroom houses.

All the homes were built using timber frame construction and achieved an EcoHomes 'Very Good' rating. Existing mature trees, hedgerows and ecology requirements were all incorporated into the overall design.

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