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Thursday, 25 January 2018 19:06

Residents under 30 years of age in Uppingham are being invited to help design a new 'community led housing to rent' site to be created especially for their age group.

Interested couples and singles are welcome to attend a design discussion led by a leading architectural partnership, GSS of Northamptonshire. The two hour event is to be held in the Uppingham Cricket Club on Saturday February 24th at 11am and will enable the local under 30s to view, comment upon and prioritise a number of design options to be created for the occasion. 

The event has been organised by the Task Group undertaking a feasibility study of creating new homes for younger people on the site of the now derelict E J Toon orchard in Seaton Road, Uppingham.  A number of young people in the town have already registered an interest in the homes.

Alternative features to be offered are likely to include shared public space, as in university style accommodation, and self contained units in the form of small apartments. The Task Group is however willing to consider more radical designs if feasible and generated by younger opinion. 

Pictured is a controversial Japanese concrete home design concept founded on large concrete pipes. Too radical for Rutland perhaps, but the Uppingham site lies adjacent to the town's only solar farm and would lend itself to the use of natural materials and environmentally friendly design. 

Interested under 30s can register for the event, which comes with a free lunch, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                  

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