One of the first council funded housing schemes in Portsmouth for a decade; the scheme produced 7 terraced dwellings for rent as part of the Somertown Regeneration area, providing creative family housing in the context of 1960s tower blocks.
This was previously a disused decked car park at the foot of a 15 storey residential tower and bounded otherwise by an estate road and children’s play area.
Our solution, through careful design, produced contemporary family housing whilst minimising overlooking from the tower block.
“Portsmouth City Council worked with Re-Format on the Somerstown Regeneration Project. Re-Format’s role was to produce indicative designs and plans for new community facilities and housing.
With the community facilities this involved working with four stakeholder groups. Re-Format attended numerous meetings with stakeholders to discuss proposals and make changes with the feedback received. The stakeholders commented about how refreshing the approach adopted by Re-format was. On behalf of Portsmouth City Council I would recommend them doing repeat work for us again in the future.”
— Mary Devaney, Project Leader, Somerstown Regeneration, Portsmouth City Council
Housing Design Awards 2011 — Shortlisted
The Portsmouth Society Design Awards 2013, Best New Building Category — Commendation