WIMBORNE, WINTERBORNE KINGSTON, BOVINGTON (East Dorset Housing Association)

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LOCATION
Dorset villages of Wimborne (East Dorset), Winterborne Kingston (North Dorset), Bovington (Purbeck)
stage: first completion 2000/1, final completion summer 2003

SCALE
4, 6 and 3 three bed houses. 94 square metres. Emphasis o­n sustainability and flexibility
tenure: assured shorthold tenancy

FUNDING
Housing Corporation general allocation and some support (provision of land) from relevant local authorities
Partners: Greenfield Way - kick-start company for Housing Corporation, specialising in off-site fabrication

TARGET MARKET
Those in housing need. Some emphasis o­n health criteria as buildings have relatively few emissions

DEFINING FEATURES
Pilot scheme to create holistic lifetime housing that provides an enabling environment for residents. Aiming to re-engineer way social housing is created. Larger than usual floor area includes 4 square metres of communally placed quiet corner upstairs, could be boarded off, has dedicated window, storage cupboards, telephone points etc. Possibilities for live/work, shopping, homework etc

'Our role is to provide access and information for people to feel enabled. We work in partnership with other organisations'
Paul Read

contact: Paul Read, Development Manager of East Dorset Housing Association paul.read@edha.co.uk




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