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As a contemporary and sustainable re-interpretation of Swindon’s 19th century railway town vernacular, The Triangle has won many plaudits. The scheme was a community-led regeneration project developed for Haboakus – a joint venture between Kevin McCloud’s HAB company and the Green Square housing group. The approach was to make ordinary housing extraordinary.

Terraces of cottages set on four sides of a carefully landscaped village green contain 42 low-energy homes. They use timber-frame structures and Hemcrete external walls finished in traditional lime render to achieve compliance with Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and with Lifetimes Homes standards as well as a Building for Life Gold Standard.

Awards included recognition in the Housing Design Awards 2010 and Housing Minister Grant Schapps described the Triangle as an "exceptional" model for residential development.


RIBA National Award 2012
RIBA Regional Award 2012
RIBA Regional Sustainability Award 2012
Housing Design Award 2010
Housing Innovation Award 2012

Two bed house: plan