Old Chapel Co-housing



 

The Old Chapel project is the first co-flats scheme in the UK. Based on the Danish model, cohousing is a form of collaborative housing that aims to create a real sense of community. The scheme comprises 14 flats with a shared 'common flat'.

The previously vast open spaces of the chapel have been in filled with a complex timber structure to create the units. The layout of the scheme achieves extremely low heat loss from each unit.

There is an electric car owned communally to the scheme whose batteries are recharged by power from the wind turbine on the front elevation. At the rear there is a covered bicycle store and communal landscaped sitting areas.