Sedgeford housing scheme receives 'Building for Life' recognition

10 September 2010

A scheme of ten new affordable homes in Sedgeford, Norfolk, is one of only 55 schemes nationwide to receive ‘Building for Life” recognition from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) it was announced today.
Photo of Jarvie Close, Sedgeford, Norfolk
The scheme, developed by Hastoe Housing Association with support from Sedgeford Parish Council on land made available by the Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk, was designed by architects Parsons and Whittley. There are eight homes for rent and two for shared ownership.
The accolade reflects the fact that the scheme scored more than 14 out or 20 against the Building for Life criteria, the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.

Kevin Hartnett, Business Development Director at Hastoe, said: “Working with Parsons and Whittley our joint aim was to create a successful and sustainable place rather than simply ten individual homes. To merit a silver standard from CABE is a wonderful achievement and a reflection of our commitment to supporting communities.”

The contractor on the scheme was E .N. Suiter & Sons Ltd.


For more information please contact: Rebecca Beaumont on 020 8973 0437 or
Notes to Editors:
‘Building for Life’ is the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.

Parsons & Whittley is an award winning architectural practice based in Swaffham, Norfolk. Currently with a team of 7 the practice is experienced in all types of buildings, with a project list ranging from private residences through housing and property development, to commercial projects such as office developments and car showrooms. Being rurally based, it has also undertaken an extensive range of agricultural building conversion work. Further information can be found at
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