Crossway PPS 7
Designed by architect Richard Hawkes, Crossway features the UK's only timbrel vaulted parabolic arch. This impressive structure was built using 26,000 hand-made clay tiles and construction was completed during 2008. Now a celebrated landmark in the Kentish countryside, Crossway has been nominated for numerous awards and has achieved Passivhaus certification, testament to its clever design.
Where possible, this sustainably built dwelling was constructed entirely from locally sourced eco-friendly materials and has since achieved an A+ EPC rating, thanks to its use of renewable technology and its clever energy efficient passive solar design.
Planning consent for this unique project was granted under 'Planning Policy Statement Seven' (PPS 7) and the property is known to be one of Kevin McCloud's favourite buildings, after it featured on C4's long running series Grand Designs.
The planning application for this unique project was granted by Maidstone BC in 2008 under the National Planning Policy Statement 7 (PPS 7). This policy has now been replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79. Which sets out the Government's requirement for rural development in the open countryside.
2008 Maidstone BC
PPS 7 - New Build
Floorspace & Cost
285m² - £2250 psm