Having been asked to develop a rental scheme at Abbotswood Local Centre, Romsey – for our parent company VIVID Homes-this gave us a wonderful opportunity to create a Bargate version of affordable housing.
We didn’t want to just build 27 apartments. We wanted to create something special.
Using architects Pope Prestley- who have a local reputation for designing visually impactful architecture- we have delivered a scheme that not only serves the community but enhances it.
The apartments are instantly recognisable as Bargate Homes, featuring our unstinting attention to detail with brick projecting featuring, arch window heads containing sash windows, flat lead roof porches and a visually imposing roof tower with dovecote; making a statement entrance to the overall development.
But the real success of the development has been the phenomenal reaction of incoming residents. When a lady who moved into one of our wheelchair apartments, simply burst into tears of joy – it really does show just how much ‘We Care’ in the design and build of all of our homes.