The proposed development site has five existing dwellings in the form of a Motor inn, with a total site coverage of 9.5%. The proposed scheme is for 53 townhouses made up of seven different block types.
The proposed masterplan orients all dwellings in a manner that maximizes daylight and outlook within living areas, while still maintaining a sense of privacy and perceived seclusion. The two terraces have been staggered to ensure the upper terrace receives maximum sunlight, furthermore the gap between the two terraces has been designed to ensure that the winter sunlight angle (25o) penetrates the yard and living spaces.
While largely removed from Newlands Road frontage, the proposed dwellings have been designed to provide architectural continuity across the extent of the development while also allowing a sense of variation and individuality for each dwelling.
The proposed blocks are comparable to the local building footprints with the predominant block sizes being between 120-180m2. In addition, the development has a density ratio of 36 dwellings per hectare which is comparable to urban landscape for the surrounding area. This relatively modest ratio is largely a result of the open space within the development.
While all dwellings follow a similar architectural language, individuality is introduced using 7 different building blocks / types. These types allow the internal streetscape of the development to offer diversity in its architectural arrangement and roof forms.