Geraint Thomas House
Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh PLC
Architect: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Brickwork Contractor: Clayens Mills
About the project
The 91-property scheme is 100% affordable, with 33 apartments being marketed as shared ownership and 58 apartments for affordable rent. The first residents are due to move in shortly.
The attractive, modern development has been built next to Crawley’s Town Hall, where Crawley Borough Council still houses its main office. A2Dominion’s development team has worked tirelessly during various lockdowns and periods of working restrictions to bring the new affordable homes to Crawley in a timely fashion, alongside site owner Haywards Heath Investment, building contractor Henry Construction and Crawley Borough Council
This 9-storey new build apartment building is located on a high profile site within the Crawley Town Hall Quarter. It was targeted by the Local Authority stakeholders as a flagship building to raise aspirations for high-quality architectural design in the redevelopment of Crawley town centre and acts as a benchmark for others to follow.
The design features intricate brickwork geometry and playful brickwork patterns to add texture and interest whilst referencing the character buildings in the local area. The layered façade makes extensive use of bronze anodised aluminium throughout the rain-screen cladding, perforated balcony balustrades and window frames. This material complements the monochrome brickwork and responds to the changing patterns of daylight to give the building a distinct identity.
As a socially focussed development, two-thirds of the apartments provide much-needed high-quality affordable housing and the wider project contributes to improving the public realm for all residents of Crawley.