Chantry Farm

Residential
  • Client:

    Winton Homes
  • Location:

    Gillingham
  • Construction Value:

    N/A
  • Completion:

    N/A

The site was the last remnant of an old farm long since swallowed up by the growing town. It sits on the junction of 2 main roads, with the River Stour running through the corner of the site. It is adjacent to the town centre conservation area and there is a listed bridge and a listed barn on the site.

The scheme comprises 11 no. 3 and 4 bedroom houses arranged around a central landscaped courtyard. Parking is kept out of the main courtyard, giving the shared areas of the scheme a quiet and safe feel. Cars are parked in carports amongst the historic retained barns on the site.

Alongside the river a required flood bowl for the river has been incorporated into the scheme as additional amenity space, with houses facing onto the river raised above the flood level.

Highly Commended in the Dorset Property Awards 2011.