The Limes,

A mixed tenure housing development on the edge of Winchester.

The Limes is a mixed tenure housing development for Bargate Homes that provides a mixture of 3 and 4 bed detached homes and 1 and 2 bed flats totalling 17 units. It occupies a brownfield site that sits within the wider Kings Barton urban extension to Winchester. It was the first development to apply the Barton Farm Design Code.

The development sits between two bands of established lime trees that create a strong landscape setting and defined constraints. Innovative sideways houses allowed frontages along the street and daylight to enter north facing rear gardens. A three storey apartment building bookends the development.

The use of a restrained vernacular material pallet and a cost effective contemporary verge detail gave the development a locally distinctive character.