The concept behind the scheme is simple; it comprises of 7No. 2 storey ‘villas’ arranged to follow the ridge of the natural ‘bowl like’ topography of the site. Private amenity space and the main entrances are located to the rear where the topgraphy is relatively level. Parking is alocated to the front of the scheme (and thus below the outlook of all dwellings) where the land falls away to the public highway. Here the original design incorporated a plinth or ‘acropolis’ constructed in a heavily rusticated stone or brick as a stark contrast to the main facades of the dwellings to visually unite them. Sadly this feature was a victim of the design & build process however the feature ladder box-bay windows which provide each dwelling with natural surveylance over the car park and panoramic views over the edge of town beyond, were retained and make a notable visual contribution to this landmark development.