CLIENT: CALA Homes

Recognised with the prestigious Homes for Scotland Quality Award, this award-winning bespoke development of 60 homes were built using traditional materials and employing traditional construction techniques.

The traditional exterior of the houses and flats, with hardwood gates, complement the East Lothian architectural vernacular which was designed specifically for the conservation area of the Royal Burgh of Haddington. Briery Meadow itself is located on the wooded south bank of the River Tyne. To harmonise with the semi-rural setting, over a third of the development has been left as open space featuring a formal garden with specially designed wrought iron arbour, children’s play area and a wildlife meadow, which inspired the development’s name.

In addition to the visible engineering design detail, a concealed innovative SUDS system was implemented with drop shaft and a velocity reducing cascade into the River Tyne some 20 metres below the site. Throughout the planning stage, the civil engineering design was taken to a very detailed level to tie in with the rural feel of the development and satisfy the Planning Authority. The incorporation of swales and filter trenches blended within the landscape areas.

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