We recently invited residents at our Edgefield development to meet the architects and designers who created their new homes. It was an opportunity for them to give feedback to improve future developments.
The mixed-tenure scheme at Edgefield, Norfolk, is on the north side of the village. It contains 12 affordable homes and 10 open-market homes.
Resident feedback will shape future developments
At the evening event, residents enjoyed pizza on the open green space which forms part of the Edgefield scheme. They talked directly to the architects, designers, specifiers and project managers who were responsible for their new homes. The residents’ valuable insight will feed into future Broadland projects.
We weren’t able to hold a traditional launch event for this site due to the Covid pandemic. So a few months on, we decided instead to take advantage of the fact that people have been living in their new homes for a while to gain some feedback about how the on-paper designs have translated into their real-life experience.
It was a hugely useful exercise, as well as bringing the new community together socially. This kind of mixed-tenure scheme is increasingly how we are able to deliver affordable homes, especially in rural locations such as north Norfolk
Executive Development Director Andrew Savage (pictured centre)
Nine of the new homes at Edgefield are affordable rent properties for local people. A further 3 are shared-ownership homes. The remaining 10 homes were sold on the open market to help fund Broadland’s programme of building social housing in the Norfolk and north Suffolk