28 – 50 Grimwade Street

Planning has gone in for the demolition of 28-50 Grimwade Street, and erection of 16 residential council flats in 2 four-storey blocks. The flats will be developed by Ipswich Borough Council owned Handford Homes. The design and arrangement of the two blocks are the result of the need to create a safe and secure scheme.

Taken from the planning documents, the design and social advantages offered by a two block approach include:

  • Increase physical distance from all boundaries
  • Visually open site Grimwade Street
  • Central and accessible amenity space between the two buildings
  • Southerly aspects to all units
  • All units enjoy 3 aspects, allowing maximum natural light into the units
  • Daylighting studies show no detrimental impact to surrounding residential properties
  • Passive visual security across the site
  • 100% parking provision for each unit, including 4 accessible parking spaces
  • Layout promotes social cohesion, through shared spaces and access

Ref: 19/01118/FUL

Images: Hoopers Architects

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