On Sunday March 3, Cohousing Woodside members met with PTEa, the architects for the St Luke’s site. This was a sequel to past workshops to consult on the specific layouts of our mix of dwellings – flats, duplexes and houses.
We caught up on various planning issues as part of a broad planning timeframe which will, hopefully, see completion of our scheme in early 2016. There was an opportunity to discuss the advantages of timber frame and concrete, their relevance to passivhaus design, the impact of fire regulations, how sound insulation will be secured, not forgetting the more practical concerns about bike and buggy sheds, charging facilities for electric vehicles, a car club space and storage issues– within units and, possibly, in the underground carpark. It was a good meeting and gave us all a sense of progress.