Foster + Partners have had a scheme approved on behalf of a real estate managment company MARK in partnership with Finchatton and General Projects to replace 1950's Housing with two seven storey buildings as part of a mixed use development.
The building will use a hybrid timber structure. Foster + Partners have designed it to set the standard for the next generation of low carbon, healthy building. The building will have a flexible layout, green terraces and as far as is practical rely on natural ventilation.
The project is Foster + Partners first major timber based scheme in the UK, other recent timber projects include a demountable timber office in Spain and a winery in France.
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