pdp architecture llp has recently submitted a planning application for 2 affordable rent dwellings for Winchester City Council, comprising of 1no. 3 bed 5 person house and 1no. 2 bed 4 person house.

The proposal forms an extension of an already existing street scene as such is has been designed to be in keeping with the surrounding context. The proposal aims to compliment the Knowle vernacular by use of local building technique and materials. Red brick and light render are present in Knowle and reflected in the proposed design. Render clads the first floor gable end and dormer whilst the rest of the exterior walls are clad in red brick. A brick soldier course wraps around the building creating a divide between ground floor and first floor. Catslide roofs with pitched fronts are typical to Dean Villas and Totsome Cottages, and this feature further ties the proposal nicely to the location.