National RIBA Award success for Carrowbreck

Carrowbreck Meadow housing scheme in Hellesdon, Norwich, designed by our specialist interdisciplinary design consultancy Hamson Barron Smith, has won a National RIBA Award.


These awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.


This follows success in the regional rounds, where Carrowbreck received a RIBA East Award.


Constructed by R G Carter, this is the first development for Broadland Growth Ltd, a joint venture between Broadland District Council and NPS Group to deliver carefully planned, affordable, high quality developments.


The scheme comprises fourteen fully certified Passivhaus homes and is applauded for setting a new benchmark for local authority housing in the region. It combines a mixed but blind tenure scheme, with 43% affordable housing. It has also considered biodiversity carefully and provides woodland paths and an animal haven. Read more here

June 22, 2017