MLA won an invited competition to design a residential development on a brownfield site in south Sheffield for the Environment Trust in partnership with Sheffield City Council. The scheme comprises 47 residential units in a tenure mix determined in consultation with the Local Residents Association and comprising 14 one-bedroom flats, 18 two-bedroom flats, and 15 three-bedroom houses. The design focuses on layout, house plan flexibility, low-energy systems, site access, sun-path orientation and landscape design to offer genuinely sustainable, affordable homes to local people. The scheme includes a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) and a thoughtfully landscaped public green space.
CABE selected the completed scheme as a Case Study in 2009, saying: ‘Norfolk Park Green Homes excels in creating a place with a distinctive architectural character. The scheme lifts people’s spirits and enhances their everyday lives, even on a rainy and windy day in Sheffield.’
The Environment Trust / Places for People
Building for Life Award 2009