LHC’s mixed-use scheme for 30 new homes and office/studio workspace at Higher Tweed Mill is the third strand of the vision for Dartington Estate which LHC was commissioned to develop. The masterplan vision included the regeneration of the employment estate at Webber’s Yard, 63 homes at Sawmills Field, and 30 homes at Higher Tweed Mill.
Architecture, Urban Design & Masterplanning
Mixed Use, Residential
The design has been inspired by both the historic and contemporary architecture within Dartington, drawing upon locally distinctive features and materials such as slate roofs, gable ends, slate lean-to porches, natural stonework plinths and stone garden walls, horizontal and vertical timber boarding, and render in natural, white and cob colours.
The development will also provide around 508 m² of B1 office/studio floor space in flexible accommodation within a single two-storey employment building in the north east corner of the site.
The scheme has open space at its heart, inspired by the original hamlet of Staple, with variety of boundary walls and hedges. A series of visual gateways have been created and irregular, informal boundaries to plots have been provided to reinforce an attractive sense of place inspired by local character.