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   Derwenthorpe, York

Derwenthorpe, York

Client: Joseph Rowntree Trust


Location: York


Services: Land, Housing, Partnerships and Planning


Andrew Bradshaw whilst part of the Barratt Partnerships team was the project lead of a successful land bid to the Joseph Rowntree Trust to deliver Phases 2-4 of the Derwenthorpe Urban Village development in York. 


Following the success of the first phase of 64 homes, which we completed in 2013, Barratt  was appointed by the Trust via competition to develop the remaining three phases which will deliver a further 425 homes. The scheme includes over 40% affordable homes and will be delivered in less than five years.


The new homes have been built to a high-quality design which reflects local architectural styles and draws on the legacy of Joseph Rowntree’s garden village built a century ago at nearby New Earswick.


All incorporate green features and materials to promote sustainable and affordable living. Innovative construction methods, including structurally insulated panels and thin-joint blockwork are delivering industry-leading air tightness and fabric energy efficiency. A biomass energy centre provides low carbon heat and hot water across the site – an unusual feature in a development of family homes.


The development layout puts people at the centre of the community and a third of the site area – up to 18 acres – will be public open space and park areas.


Derwenthorpe is an exemplary scheme which creates a real sense of place through quality design and has been recognised by numerous awards.


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