Understanding the local urban context to enhance the identity and character of High Path has been a key driver in the development of the Phase Two masterplan that will deliver 105 apartments and eight houses, all designated to existing tenants and homeowners from the estate.
The arch and the dynamic roofscapes were identified as recurrent elements in the local architecture. Through careful interrogation and design testing, these became the principal design tools to generate a new and playful contemporary architecture that celebrates the historical heritage without replicating it.
Client and stakeholder support was secured through a truly collaborative design process which entailed working closely with the supply chain and cost consultants to push the boundaries of what social housing can look like.
High Path Phase Two will raise the bar for social equality in urban regeneration, creating a genuine tenure blind approach for existing and future residents of High Path.