Land to R/O New Road, Sawston


Land to R/O New Road, Sawston

Land to R/O New Road, Sawston


Land to R/O New Road, Sawston

Year: 2020
Client: Developer
Location: Sawston
Sector: Residential
Status: Completed

Twenty-Nine Architecture were approached by a local developer to maximise this site that had previous planning consent for two dwellings. Following an initial appraisal of the site we determined that the site could accommodate a more efficient layout to provide four detached 3 bedroom family homes to the rear of the site and a new 3 bedroom dwelling linked to the existing dwelling.

Planning was submitted in May of 2020 to South Cambridgeshire District Council with the development designed to reflect the character of the area and its neighbouring properties to provide a positive built form on a windfall site.

The proposal makes reference to the local character in terms of scale, massing and density to provide a high quality scheme within the area that suits modern living needs. The layout has been greatly determined by the sites’ orientation, relation to the neighbouring properties, character of the area and previous application.

In terms of design, the proposed unit adjoining No. 62 aims to pick up on the simple vernacular housing typologies along the street.  Although a contemporary approach could have been adopted for this unit, we were keen to commission a “traditional” design which would reflect the houses along the street. The units to the rear provide an opportunity for a modern design and as such, rather than replicate the nearby housing it provided an opportunity for a more contemporary scheme which would provide a positive and distinctive presence.


07 September 2020


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