Knight’s Close, Billesdon, Leicester

Waterloo Housing Association
Contract Duration:
13 Months
Project Description:
Construction of New Affordable Homes
Design Team:
Pelham Architects : BSP Consulting Ltd

Nestled in the heart of the quaint village of Billesdon and within a Conservation Area, works were completed to demolish a vacant and unsightly block of flats to allow construction of affordable mixed dwelling units, this scheme ultimately revived the area and enabled local residents to remain in their community.

Designed and constructed to complement the village of Billesdon, Knights Close integrates effortlessly with neighbouring properties by mirroring the Georgian characteristics of the local area.

In keeping with the Conservation Area the new dwellings are traditional cavity build, utilising a mix of Flemish bond brickwork, stone and rough render echoing that displayed throughout the village. Numerous distinctive local Billesdon features have been incorporated such as typical garden wall capping (ridge and plain tile coping), timber door surrounds, dormer windows and simple porch designs.

Winner ‘Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development’ at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards

Winner ‘Residential’ at the FBE East Midlands