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Location 

Stratford-upon-Avon -  UK

Project Type 

Residential - New Construction 
11 semidetached and terraced houses

Area 
Houses 110 - 150 sq m
Site  0.5 ha

Holloway Property Development Ltd.

Worked Stages
Technical Design and Construction
Status
Construction complete
Role and Responsabilities
Associate - Project Architect for the Technical and Construction stages.

Leading projects from RIBA Stage 4 onwards providing leadership, management and mentoring junior staff.

Responsible for leading a team, ensuring that the team promote and maintain the highest levels of architectural design quality and innovation, and that all designs are subject to design review.

Coordinating tender process from setting up, documentation until report and selection of main contractor.

Producing NBS specification document.

Providing first liaison with client, contractor, planners, building control, consultants and sub-contractors.

Proposing alternative solutions to technical and operational requirements for the construction of residential projects that provide flooding resilient
strategies to sites that could otherwise not be developed.
Project Description
An existing 3 storey block of flats was demolished and planning permission obtained to develop  11 houses within Flood zone 2 and 3. 

The site is to the south-east of Stratford-Upon-Avon town’s centre, on the east side of the River Avon. The rear ~25m of the site lies within the Stratfordupon-Avon Conservation Area. All the proposed buildings are outside the ConservationArea.

The design sets out distribution of land across the site whilst ‘making space for water’. The calculation of flood water distribution shows much of the new volume in the flood plain is created by raising the roadway to create a protected space for escape and protection of vehicles in a flood situation.

The flood storage compensation level used to determine the provision of the site was the 1 in 100 year flood level + climate change (20%), therefore compensation was measured  from the level of +37.2m AOD (ground floor level). Calculations also demonstrates  a gain of 276.81 cubic metres of flood water storage across the site which provides a betterment of the flood storage on the site.

The landscape design incorporates permeable parking surfaces to reduce rainwater runoff from the site. Suitable species planting and the design of rain gardens ensure
that the planting is robust to flooding and rainwater inundation.

Refer to Baca Architects' website for more information and images
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