Following Re-Format’s successful competition winning scheme for this site we were commissioned to design a new scheme based on a revised accommodation provision. Re-Format worked with a tight budget to provide a high quality housing scheme comprising mainly of family housing which is orientated around a central community square.
The 80 unit scheme on a contaminated brownfield site at the gateway to Portsmouth represents a significant first step for the city towards regenerating a former scrapyard which has long blighted the northern edge of the island.
Kathy Wadsworth, Portsmouth City Council’s Strategic Director of Regeneration, said: ‘This gateway site is critical to the city’s regeneration and it will act as a catalyst for future developments. Regeneration of Tipner has been talked about for decades and now things are actually happening, it will be fantastic to see the first homes built.’
Housing Design Awards 2016 — Shortlisted