One of the first large scale low-carbon communities in Northern England, Derwenthorpe seeks to create a mixed tenure, exemplar community of energy efficient homes on the periphery of York.
The masterplan makes use of the existing hedgerows which have been enhanced to structure the site and create ecological zones and amenity spaces threading through the development. Different sized houses are used appropriately to support the urban structure and provide enclosure and continuous frontages to the streets and spaces.
The Energy Centre at the heart of the scheme houses two wood-fired biomass boilers, and has a simultaneous use as a community centre.
Phase 1 (Osbaldwick) Phases 2/3 (Temple Avenue & Fifth Avenue)
Client: Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Status: Under construction