David McMahon discusses the Future Homes initiative to pioneer a sustainable new housing model.
Looking to the Horizon with Future Homes
A ground-breaking new vision for affordable homes to suit all generations is being put forward for Newcastle Helix - a 24-acre vibrant innovation district in Newcastle’s city centre.
The ‘Future Homes’ project aims to design and build a community of 66 homes on a site on Buckingham Street within easy walking distance of the city centre’s shops, cafes and restaurants.
The development has been conceived as an exemplar of sustainable urban housing, with flexible living space to suit residents’ changing needs. Homes will feature innovative concepts such as moveable partitions, so rooms and layout can be configured to suit the changing needs of different households.
The project involves developing three buildings, each with six to eight storeys, and the concept involves efficient construction using modular steel facades, with extensive communal landscaping and green roofs.Read more: Karbon Homes
Designed by Ryder, The Lumen is the flagship office at Newcastle Helix as part of a £65m investment by Legal & General.
Ryder are leading an international team to design a blueprint for city dwelling combined with urban farming and sustainable development.