Main Street, Monkton
David Wilson Homes
2011

JAM Architects & Urban Designers in partnership with David Wilson Homes were selected as the preferred design team by South Ayrshire Council to develop a residential site within Main Street, Monkton. The vision for this new neighbourhood was informed by a series of consultations with both the existing community and the local authorities. From this we identified the need for high quality family housing, proposed pedestrian links with the existing village and for new areas of public open space. The layout for the new community follows comprises 58 new family homes, 14 of which are designated as affordable housing, located around a new central ‘village green’ with a new SUDS pond within the north-east corner of the site. The housing is set back from the existing stone wall and tree belt to provide an attractive aesthetic while screening the homes from the traffic along Main Street. In developing the neighbourhood we have endeavoured to ensure that the design process is not restricted and that high-quality buildings can be articulated in reference to the local vernacular and housing style.