Alongside the design and community engagement activities that civic have been undertaking for Duxford Parish Council, we were asked to develop a schematic housing plan in order to attract potential housing developers to the site.
We worked on the financial modelling and design layouts to provide a commercially viable scheme that would provide opportunity for the village to expand sensitively and in line with demand for a range of housing types and tenures – thereby supporting the village’s need to grow in a balanced way.
The housing scheme (shown bottom left) offers a variety of properties from 1 bed to 5 bed houses to create a mixed development of 22 units of various size wrapped around the new community hub and opposite the Primary School.
Following a village-wide referendum on the project for the community hub in 2015, the plans are on hold. A second village-wide referendum is due to be held in 2016.