Client: CoHUT – CoHousing Upon Tyne and TOWN as Enabling Developer
Status: In progress
Sectors: Live - Populate
“The project will be an exemplar of eco-housing in the North East, which we hope will inspire others”
Helen Jarvis, CoHUT
MawsonKerr have been working with the Co-housing upon Tyne group (CoHUT) to design their homes in the East End of Newcastle on a brownfield site.
The scheme is a mixture of 25 houses, flats and duplexes all with community, sustainability and futureproofing at the forefront of its concept and will be the first of its kind in the North East.
Four ‘blocks’ wrapping around the communal garden and courtyard allowing for indoor outdoor space with views across the Tyne valley. To the northeast of the site is the common house, a community building which houses; a kitchen; dining area for community meals; laundry facilities; a multi-purpose space; and additional bedroom spaces for visitors, all of which help contribute to the schemes sharing of resources.
The project has been designed to Passivhaus standard which will allow for high comfort standards and very low energy usage. This coupled, with its low embodied carbon and in use carbon agenda along with an increase in biodiversity and water management makes this at the forefront of sustainable design for the region.
The project has achieved planning and we are currently working in collaboration with CoHUT and TOWN, the enabling developer, to deliver the project.
Housing Design Awards 2022