Wirral Methodist Housing Association
Ainsley Gommon has worked within the Bromborough Pool Village Conservation Area on Wirral for many years on several varied schemes.
This scheme provided a mixture of 10 no. new 3 bed & 2 bed houses, across a previously cleared site. Originally housing, the site was cleared to provide a blast zone to the adjacent factory site, prior to the village being declared a conservation area in 1984. After being used as a factory car-park the site has since lay derelict for many years before being developed by Wirral Methodist Housing Association. Having been designed to integrate seamlessly into the existing residential village this delicate imitation of the existing Victorian houses sits comfortably alongside the existing listed houses continuing the original line of the village. The houses are designed to provide high level of current design standards including, Approved Document M Category 1 & 2, Design for Life and Secure by Design.
Located within a Conservation Area the dwellings have been designed from a ‘fabric first’ approach using traditional construction methods, therefore avoiding any ‘bolt on’ technologies in the visually sensitive area. The local authority Conservation and Planning team where consulted regularly throughout the design and construction stages to ensure the scheme was supported. The landscape design is integrated into the scheme providing new trees and planting beds to create a visually attractive neighbourhood while encouraging and sustaining wildlife and native planting species.