• ProjectRosemount
  • ClientYorkshire Housing
  • LocationYork
  • Size55 No. Units
  • Value£9.5m
  • StatusCompleted March 2017

The development consists of 13 new build houses to meet HQI and Lifetime Home standards. Firebird Homes Ltd. enjoy an enviable reputation for providing excellent quality affordable housing throughout Bradford.

The latest addition to their portfolio is the redevelopment of Clifton Villas, Manningham. Set on the edge of Apsley Crescent Conservation area, this scheme presented a number of challenges. Not least replacing ‘Rosemount’ the Victorian Gothic villa which once occupied the site. Together with Indigo Planning Ltd, BBA set about a comprehensive interrogation of Conservation area Assessment and the built context.

Our conclusion was that the more successful buildings here have a distinctly simple rationale that elevates them beyond the merely stylistic. It is these qualities we have used to guide the design: Generosity of adaptable accommodation. Simplicity in form and detailing and judiciousness in the articulation of key elements in the design.