Gooch Close, Bacton

Gooch Close, Bacton

Start Date: December 2016
Completion Date: December 2017
Construction Value: £2.8 million
Location: Bacton, Norfolk
Sustainability: Residential

 

Team

Client: Victory Housing Trust
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
Project Manager: Oxbury & Company
Architect: ASD Architecture
Consulting Engineer: Canham Consulting

 

Overview

These 24 new affordable homes were built in the coastal Norfolk village of Bacton thanks to a proactive development proposal brought forward to Victory Housing Trust by Wellington.  The land had already been identified in the North Norfolk District Council Local Development Framework as suitable for residential development, but things had stalled when the previous owners ceased trading.

Wellington negotiated the purchase for the site, and brought forward proposals for 24 new affordable homes – 19 for rent and five for low cost home ownership.

Using traditional Norfolk materials, including flint, the design of the new homes is sympathetic to the village’s existing architecture, and the development is well-designed with car parking behind the homes, leaving a safe open green space in the centre of the site for residents to use.

Gooch Close Bacton celebration sm

Paul Pitcher left of Wellington hands over the keys to new homes at Bacton to John Archibald of Victory Housing Trust sm