Design of affordable rent-to-buy housing units.
Design of shared co-housing project to enable first time buyers from low-income backgrounds to get on the housing ladder. Designed in collaboration with Goldfame group, the housing is primarily but not exclusively intended for factory workers. By creating shared living spaces and private bedrooms the cost per unit could be reduced to the point that makes it an affordable alternative to rented accomodation.
We were looking for something special and different from the main stream, We didn't want the same cookie cutter approach we had found elsewhere. The team at COLE took us through the design process and delivered far beyond our initial expectations and we could not be more happy with the results.
— Jean Hicks
People comment about the building when they visit, They love the way it fuses the old with the new. I love the way the light comes through the spaces in the morning it does not fail to make me smile
— Chris Stanworth