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.

Read More  

Planning Approval

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 This policy has now been replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79.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.

Project Details

Consent  
2008 Maidstone BC

Designated Area  
Open Countryside

Project Type  
PPS 7 - New Build

Floorspace & Cost  
285m² - £2250 psm

Associates

Close

The entrance elevation of Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The unique handmade staircase at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The family lounge at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The family bathroom at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The ground floor plans of Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The first floor at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The garden elevation of Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The timber cladding detail at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The master bedroom at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The dining room at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The timbrel vaulted arch at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The master bedroom at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The first floor plans of Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The distant view of Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
The guest bedroom at Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.
Aerial picture of Crossway. Designed by Hawkes Architecture and featured on channel 4's Grand Designs, this energy efficient timber-frame passivhaus utilises the latest renewable technology.