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Clay Field Affordable Housing, Elmswell RIBA Competition

Clay Field

Riches Hawley Mikhail © Nick Kane
Competition | Past

​Clay Field Affordable Housing

To build a social housing development in the village of Elmswell, Suffolk. The client was looking for cutting-edge designs that were attractive, energy efficient and sustainable.

Invited Housing

Designed by Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects, Clay Field Sustainable Housing provides 26 sustainable dwellings in the Suffolk village of Elmswell.

The Jury Panel were particularly impressed by the layout, their emphasis on real sustainability in the use of design and materials and the successful way in which they incorporated elements of traditional Suffolk architecture.

The 26 affordable houses were completed in November 2008 and are now fully occupied.

  • RIBA Award 2009
  • RICS 2009 - Shortlisted for the Sustainability category
  • Housing Design Futureproof Award 2009
  • Grand Designs 2009 - Shortlisted
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