As the project develops we will be adding information for new members here
The current draft design is for 30 properties plus communal space including a 'common house' for everyone to use, plus storage, parking and outdoor amenity space. Homes will include 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed properties, both houses and flats.
We are aiming at typical prices for similar properties in this postcode, although there will be added costs for the benefit of the communal facilities. Our members are also keen to make sure that the homes are as energy efficient as possible - this may have a premium on purchase price but will result in much lower running costs.
Please see our Purchase Procedure document, which is still in draft form but will give an idea of the stages towards purchase:
Our Design Brief
As a group of future residents we have developed a Design Brief for our project, which outlines our wishes and values, for the professional team to implement within the constraints of the site. Once updated we will post it here.
We’re still in the planning stages, so - excitingly - there’s still time for new members to make key decisions about the way Angel Yard will look and function, and to influence the design of individual properties.
The exact number of homes being created has not been finalised but we’re planning to custom-build around 30, one to four bedroom residences.
Our homes and shared buildings will be built to the highest sustainability criteria possible. We plan to use sustainably-sourced materials to create highly energy efficient homes with a low environmental footprint.
As well as private homes for families, couples and individuals, there are shared facilities that we feel are integral to a cohousing community.
So far, our plans include:
A common house and kitchen where we can cook and share meals, and where group activities and celebrations can take place
Multipurpose spaces where children can play, or homeworkers can hot desk
A laundry, to save every household owning a washing machine
A workshop, complete with tools which everyone can use
Guest rooms, which residents can reserve if they have overnight visitors
A cycle store, to keep our bikes safe
A car share scheme, to reduce the number of cars on site
A communal courtyard, where neighbours can meet and children can play safely
An allotment near to Angel Yard, which can be used as a space to relax, socialise and grow food together.
Find out more
We’ll be updating our website as plans for Angel Yard develop. In the meantime, take a look through our FAQS to find out more details about our properties, facilities, finance and sustainability.