Rock Townsend are delighted to confirm that our sheltered housing project with Metropolitan Housing at Cambridge Road, Fulbourn has been shortlisted by Chartered Institute of Housing Awards in Outstanding Development of the Year - Up to 24 homes category. The project for Metropolitan Housing Partnership replaces 6 tired semi-detached 1940’s houses with 18 new one and two bedrooms homes for residents that require supported housing.
Forming part of a wider programme to re-house vulnerable residents within the supported housing sector, the design provides an environment that gives residents improved living conditions, increased independence and greater privacy whilst preserving existing communities and maintaining existing networks of support. The site is set within the Green Belt and on the edge of a conservation area. Residents, the Parish Council and the Local Authority favoured the traditional almshouse concept as a way to permit increased development within the Greenbelt.
Built by Hill, the new development is of a discrete scale and character that sits gently within its wider setting and was welcomed by local residents.