A multi-million pound residential development in the village of Rhodesia.
Chapel Waters is a multi-million pound residential development in the village of Rhodesia, between Sheffield and Worksop.
The previously undeveloped 10 acre greenfield site located off the A57 is BIG City Co’s second site, with 111 new homes, including 55 bungalows and 56 family homes.
The project will provide a sensitive design driven housing development based on a series of one, two and three bed single-level homes catering for down sizers.
The development also includes a series of two, three and four bedroom family homes complete with a new sustainable urban drainage system culminating in a pond and public open space.
The design driven soft contemporary development echoes the Bassetlaw style of pan tiled roofs blended with brick, stone and painted brickwork to create a truly unique new community, all centred around a new sustainable urban drainage pond and wild scale.
This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space. We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, has also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.