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  • [design] Conservation Area Housing

    [August 2015 - John McCall Architects - RIBA Stages 0-2] A brownfield development set on a mothballed farm on the periphery of the Green Belt in Liverpool with listed farm buildings in danger of dereliction. Working with a heritage consultant we developed a robust rationale for saving and reinforcing the heritage of the buildings while developing the site for 100% affordable housing. Working to densities set by a delicate balance of HCA funding and land values, we massed for a development that maintained 'village-edge' characteristics, framing views across adjacent farmland and responding to strict supplementary planning guidance and local planning policy.