Jacques Orchard is one of the most unique new residential developments not only in the area but in the North of England.
Jacques Orchard is a boutique development of just 31 two-bedroom bungalows. Each of the homes have been designed to create a calm and minimalist feel that is both soft and contemporary, with modern kitchens, luxury bathrooms, feature lighting and expansive windows.
All of the properties are set within a private tree-lined enclave, close to the South Normanton district centre and the M1 motorway network. The residential development will be eco-friendly, achieving at least Code 3 on the Code for Sustainable Homes, creating a new energy efficient Derbyshire community.
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.