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Making Great Places

5th May 2016

By Greg Woods, Architectural Advisor

Our core vision at Clanmil is that ‘everyone has a great home’.

But what does this mean in terms of bricks and mortar? Well, from a development perspective, we believe that great places are important to us all. They provide for our needs, make us feel safe and can even make us happy! We believe that the individual homes we build should collectively contribute to making great places and we are passionate about ensuring that high quality design is central to all of our housing developments.

And how do we do this? For each new scheme we run a design competition. This approach provides architects the opportunity to analyse the site context and design a scheme that makes the most of it. The competition ensures that we are designing the best possible scheme for each specific site, respecting the existing pattern of development and enhancing the quality of places.

The houses and places that Clanmil create are different to what a private developer would build for the general market. Where a developer may design houses for a quick sale and maximum profit, because that’s the business they’re in, we take the long term view and design our homes in the knowledge that we are creating new communities with which we will have a continued relationship for generations. We incorporate higher design standards than the private sector. Our homes meet lifetime homes and secured by design standards, ensuring that our dwellings are safe and adaptable in the long term. We also design bespoke homes for people with physical disabilities, ensuring that the home we provide for them meets their specific long term needs.

This year we began on-site with 14 new schemes ranging from 2 homes in Millisle to a new housing scheme for people with dementia in West Belfast - each designed for the specific end users and all really making a difference. We’re not in the business of building houses. We’re building great homes that strengthen communities.




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