East Residential Quarter mixes common grounds place-making with contemporary, energy efficient homes.
East Residential is sited in the north-east section of the site
Close to the school, this neighbourhood will offer larger homes for families with easy access to the commercial zone, town centre and new community facilities.
Terraced streets have perceived advantages over suburban or ‘estate-type’ housing which have been identified with a depletion of the public realm.
By contrast, the terraced street,‘…is more than a sum of its’ parts, it forms the edge to the public realm and allows social interactions to occur’, (‘Terraced Houses and the Public Realm, IHBC).
Contemporary low energy housing
The layout of housing here has generous spaces between buildings for amenity, and allows its own shared public spaces for gardens, communal play and events, and planting etc.
The design is to be contemporary low energy housing, however, there will be a careful balance of materials selected to be sympathetic to the scale and character of Frome town centre to the west and Garsdale residential areas to the east.
Interior specifications by residents
Residents will have the opportunity to formulate the interior specification of their homes should they prefer to do so which will encourage design variety and a civic spirit.