Elmswell Social Housing Suffolk

Located in the village of Emswell in Suffolk, North of Ipswich and on a mainline to london.Elmswell Social Housing consists of 23 units, 13 rental units and 10 shared ownership properties.

The project draws on the Suffolk painterly tradition of Constable and Gainsborough, which emphasizes the magical qualities of the sky and landscape.

Each house frames a small scale village green and at the same time forms an integral part of a larger picturesque landscape:– a new public garden. In this way an affordable housing scheme becomes a community-focused, picturesque response to an ecological and social brief.


Orwell Housing Association
22 units
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