ENC Spire Garages

Client  Spire Homes
Number of homes     16
Commenced  January 2014
Completed  June 2015
Architect  RG&P
Developer Robert Woodhead Ltd
Local Authority East Northamptonshire

The ENC Spire Garages phase one development identified 54 garage sites that were in need of substantial major repairs, were difficult to let or were plagued with anti-social behaviour. The most desirable sites for development were prioritised for a planning submission, and were successful in obtaining full planning permission on nine sites.

The Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England) awarded a grant of £400,000 towards the scheme.

Two sites won a Gold and Bronze as well as coming runner up in the Most Considerate Site award for a project under £500,000.

Eastfield Crescent, a small project to construct a pair of semi-detached houses on a brownfield site in Nassington was awarded a Gold Award and was also runner up in the Most Considerate Site award, putting it in to the top 1% of all sites across the country, an outstanding achievement for a small scale project.