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3 Developments

An view of the Shape Homes York housing development.

Lowfield Green

165 homes, 1 community

Offering suburban living a stone’s throw from the city, Lowfield Green is located in the heart of thriving Acomb. Home to contemporary, sustainable living, the 165 new homes are set around a thoughtfully designed green space.

By rooting itself in the bustling neighbourhood of Acomb, we’re creating a place where all the things you want and need are on your doorstep. Whether that’s a catch-up over a coffee, a place to relax and play, or a space to work.

Take a virtual tour around The Sage, one of our detached three bedroom homes

Development Overview for Lowfield Green
A computer render shows the new properties surrounding a green recreation area. Parents and children play happily on the grass.

Duncombe Square

34 homes

Duncombe Square has been designed with a variety of 34, high-quality homes and beautiful outdoor spaces where you can grow and thrive in a community that feels like home. A stunning central green space at the heart of the community is where all residents can relax, play and get to know each other. A range of types and sizes of homes will be available from 1-bedroom apartments to 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses.

Duncombe Square is designed to support healthy and low carbon lifestyles. Its contemporary 34 homes will be certified to Passivhaus standard, providing comfort and reducing energy use and bills by approximately 70%.

This award-winning development has been designed by our architects Mikhail Riches, whose work on affordable Passivhaus homes won them the prestigious Stirling Prize.

Designs for Duncombe Square use traditional materials of brick combined with a contemporary uplift in render and timber shingles, that sits attractively within the local area. The homes' superstructure uses timber frame technology, providing a long-lasting, durable material. All timber will be FSC (Forest Steward Council) ensuring its manufacture within sustainable forestry.

Additional features include a generous green open space at its heart alongside communal growing beds and private planters. Shared ‘ginnels’ at the back of the homes, allow access for bikes and create a safe space for children to play and grow up together.

Development Overview for Duncombe Square
An artists rendering of the new Burnholme development. The scene shows a collection of new homes with people walking in front of them.

Burnholme Green

78 Homes + 5 Self build

Burnholme Green is a 78-home community with 5 additional self-build sites, set around high-quality outdoor space designed to encourage natural play and to help support a new community. It features a range of 1-4 bedroom homes split into traditional terraces, alongside attractive multi-generational properties which allow extended families to live together and support each other. Burnholme Green incorporates private rear gardens along with car-free rear ‘ginnels’ where children can play safely.

Designed on zero-carbon Passivhaus principles, these homes are designed to be zero carbon in use and so requiring minimal energy to heat and provide a comfortable home all year round.

The development is a unique opportunity to live in a community that place healthy inclusive homes at its centre. Burnholme Green benefits from a bustling community centre on its doorstep, an inspiring library with reading cafe and a dynamic neighbouring sports centre  surrounded by playing fields.

Development Overview for Burnholme Green