Preston – Wheatfields
Competition: 2009 in collaboration with amazonails
Wheatfields is a low cost, high quality sustainable development that will (through community consultation and involvement) generate skills, confidence, pride and a sense of community. Also inspiring and educating all that live in and around these beautiful Strawbale homes.
The Wheatfields development relates to its immediate surroundings by maintaining existing desire lines across the site. This will create a sensitive relationship with the existing St Ignatius conservation area and form a new open street façade towards St Pauls Rd. The architectural language already existing in St Ignatius Square is continued along Meadow Street (maintaining building heights, front gardens and trees), re-establishing the street façade with a contemporary take on the vernacular terraced houses of the conservation area.