Holyoake Street


Magna Housing


Wellington, Somerset


36 units sheltered housing development


LABC Building Excellence Award 2011 – Winner of ‘Best Affordable Housing Scheme’ and ‘Best Large Development’

Holyoake Street is a striking contemporary development of 36 two bedroom apartments, which replace 15 units of council owned sheltered accommodation in need of major repairs due to subsidence. Led by Taunton Deane Borough Council, the project brief was to design a highly energy efficient scheme to meet the local housing need.

Each apartment has its own private outside space, either a patio area on the ground floor or balcony on the first and second floors.

Other facilities include a secure scooter store with recharging facilities and a communal room with kitchenette which can also be used by local community groups.


2011 LABC Building Excellence Awards | Winner – Best Affordable Housing Scheme
2011 LABC Building Excellence Awards | Winner – Best Large Development