Snape – New Build Residential Development

As Cheshire based architects with many years’ experience designing diverse multiple-housing schemes, NC Architecture were approached to design a new build residential scheme in Crewe. This site is a former Prisoner of War hostel located in designated greenbelt on Snape Lane in Crewe. Currently around 30 Nissen huts of varying sizes in a state of disrepair remain on the site, which has laid empty since the end of the Second World War.

NC Architecture’s scheme is a new development of sensitively designed three bedroom detached family dwellings, with integral carport and generous gardens. We successfully overcame the massing constraints approved under a previous Outline Planning Submission, to provide uncompromising light, spacious accommodation. Each dwelling is oriented to maximise residential amenity and privacy. Whilst maintaining the same massing form, each dwelling responds to its individual plot with varying window placements.

A simple palette of materials such as Cheshire brick and Siberian Larch, are utilised in a contemporary way with well-considered, high quality detailing. Feature chimneys, full height glazing and contemporary flat roof dormers, add to the aesthetic of a contemporary take on the traditional agricultural form. The design creatively responds to the adjacent Snape Farm Buildings and is sympathetic to the greenbelt setting.