Striking images of Northstowe’s new Peninsula area revealed
As it completes its first range of factory-built homes at Inholm, Northstowe, housebuilder House by Urban Splash has unveiled some striking images of an area known as the Peninsula.
They have been taken by local business Skytech Cambridge, which used a drone to capture the installation of the new homes, which are being created entirely using modern methods of construction in a factory, before being craned into position.
The homes – designed by architects shedkm – are the first realisation of a vision for a “sustainable new quarter” for Northstowe. The masterplan has been devised by architects Proctor Matthews, and features parks and green spaces, new schools, an outdoor gym and 406 precision-manufactured homes.
On-site sales manager Eva Hogan explained: “These dramatic new shots show the first part of our neighbourhood coming together. “These striking new homes not only break the mould by bringing a new aesthetic to the area, but they have some impressive eco credentials too, all in keeping with making this a great and sustainable place to live.”
The drone shots also show the layout of the peninsula, with the foundations in place for the creation of ‘sociable’ streets – spaces which prioritise people over cars so that children can safely play, and neighbours convene.
Eva continued: “This is a new take on suburbia, it’s not about cul-de-sacs, or places that accommodate cars not people; our blueprint is an alternative which promotes great design and healthy living. It’s something which helps us deliver the environmental agendas which are strong in Cambridge too – and of course a big part of our House by Urban Splash ethos.”
The new homes feature 139 sq m of living space – with 2.6-metre high ceilings and oversized windows – over three floors. The first residents will move in at Inholm this autumn. Show homes and the sales office are open from Thursday to Monday.
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