Countryside Partnerships is part of Vistry Group and has over 60 years experience helping to build successful communities through high-quality design, construction, and management of housing. They build in a sensitive way, creating efficient homes and desirable spaces to live that successfully knit-in to existing areas.
We support Countryside Partnerships at all development stages – from early masterplanning right through to the site delivery of large, complex schemes. Our comprehensive service deals with challenging constraints of meeting the combined design and sustainability standards. Our dedicated in-house contact provides project continuity for this long-term relationship.
We use Revit to carry out all design work as this facilitates better coordination of design and detailing with the wider team, reducing risks and errors. Our regular in-house reviews monitor the quality of design output and how we implement measures to prevent overheating.
We delivered the technical design for this mixed tenure scheme of 265 homes, which formed the final phase of Homes England’s Brookvale development. Following the grant of planning permission, we produced a fully co-ordinated suite of construction drawings for all plots and typologies. We successfully adapted our standard Revit procedures to implement accurate delivery of the large number of house types and the variations within these. Tenure is split between:
Under the Bovis Homes brand, we helped Countryside Partnerships deliver 126 new homes in a joint venture partnership with Together Housing Group, including 19 affordable homes. A positive team effort overcame a testing 18-month planning process for this difficult brownfield site, which had issues with historical contaminants, flood risk and redundant mine-workings.
Through the planning application, we engaged with the Homes England appointed design panel. This robust design review process and critique resulted in a more refined urban design concept for the site.
During detailed design development, we managed to adhere to the outline planning approval’s maximum density of 65 units. The site topography is predominantly level, but we have encountered difficulties with designing around service easements, the means of accessing the site, and overcoming some local opposition.
Countryside had agreed a deal to give the completed dwellings to ACIS housing group. We coordinated and prepared the detailed design packages and secured a full building regulations approval following our novation over to the successful D&B Contactor. Despite having to adopt new wall construction requirements, we maintained the approved layout and overall aesthetic vision.