National RIBA Award success for Carrowbreck Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Carrowbreck Meadow housing scheme in Hellesdon, Norwich, designed by Hamson Barron Smith, has won a National RIBA Award.
These awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.
This follows success in the regional rounds, where Carrowbreck received a RIBA East Award.
Constructed by R G Carter, this is the first development for Broadland Growth Ltd, a joint venture between Broadland District Council and NPS Group to deliver carefully planned, affordable, high quality developments.
The scheme comprises fourteen fully certified Passivhaus homes and is applauded for setting a new benchmark for local authority housing in the region. It combines a mixed but blind tenure scheme, with 43% affordable housing. It has also considered biodiversity carefully and provides woodland paths and an animal haven. Read more here