Inside Housing’s ‘Top 60 Developments of the Year’ celebrates success and innovation in delivering new homes across ten categories, including ‘Best designed development’, ‘Regeneration development’ and more. In its latest iteration, Reds10 are pleased to have been involved in the project, which won the ‘Innovative development of the year’ award.
Alongside QED Estates, Reds10 helped to deliver 36 ISO shipping containers to an extremely confined site in Brighton, where they are now being used as temporary self-contained housing units for the homeless.
Delivered in just 14 weeks (an average of 2.5 apartments per week), the scheme had already received media attention from ITV, thanks to the way it challenged traditional thinking and directly addressed Brighton’s homelessness problem, which had risen by 35% in two years.
The project (now housing approximately 300 tenants for a period of five years) provides a bespoke, light on the ground and comfortable living space, with particular attention paid to renewable energy and sustainability. The final installation reduced energy consumption through the use of LED lighting, double-glazing and insulation, as well as including a green roof and voltaic panels to provide a supply of renewable energy.
This year in particular, the judges of the ‘Top 60 Developments of the Year’ placed particular importance on high-quality, sustainable homes, which coupled with the original and creative way the particular space was used, meant that the Richardson’s Yard project was a clear front runner from the start.
The use of the containers to achieve pop-up homes is key to this entry ticking many of the boxes that the judges are looking for.