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Joy over Orchid Court shortlisting

Thu 10 January 2013, 11:48 am

A new development of two- and three-bedroomed homes on the site of former lock-up garages was short listed for a Kent Design and Development Award.

Orchid Court, off Campion Close, in Chatham, was selected for the prestigious awards’ section for residential developments with 10 or fewer homes.

The £612,000 mhs homes scheme boasts a design incorporating cedar cladding and highly-insulated sustainable-timber frames.

Gary Clark, operations director for the housing association, said that recognition in the awards - which are organised and sponsored by Kent County Council, Maidsone consultants DHA Planning, and Ward Homes - was a source of great pride for the organisation.

“The new homes are well-designed to blend in with the local area and are energy efficient,” he said.

"These new homes have been designed to reduce energy usage and will be approximately 44 per cent more efficient than a new home built with traditional materials.

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter said good design and quality developments were  essential if the county was to continue to maximise the attractiveness and uniqueness of Kent.

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