Sustainable Housing Development
Lawrenny Village, Pembrokeshire
Expressions of interest were sought via an RIBA Open Competition for a sustainable, low carbon housing development in Lawrenny Village, Pembrokeshire. From over 90 entries across Europe, four practices including Davies Sutton Architects were selected to produce a scheme.
As part of a holistic approach to the future of rural villages, Davies Sutton’s scheme extended the brief to provide 30 live: work units that can be readily adapted to address future needs. Constructed on a brownfield site the units will achieve level 6 for the ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ and are powered and heated by a district biomass system. The homes are highly insulated and orientated to maximise the advantages of potential solar gains.
The proposed construction method incorporates an innovative timber structural system. This allows for an ease of construction on site and provides opportunities for local employment.