New Queens Gate

This design and build project of 23 units, sits on the former site of the Queens Head pub in Stanmore Lane, Winchester. The works included the demolition of the existing pub together with associated infrastructure works.

Amongst the challenges, there was a sloping site in a densely developed area. Drew Smith also had to manage the access to the site, which was via a very narrow lane with heavy traffic throughout most of the day, with the aim of minimalising impact on neighbouring residents.

The scheme has been created in a contemporary design with a great deal of attention being paid to the overall look and feel as well as a focus on the outside spaces and landscaping. In addition to the new council housing improvements were made to the pedestrian access from Stanmore Lane to Stanmore Recreation Ground and the Carroll Centre.