We are over the moon to secure planning permission for Burntwood Luxury Holiday Pods for Saul Homes.
Over the past 18 months, our lives have been forced to slow down and many of us, more so than ever, have taken a much-needed pause to reconnect to both our communities and to nature – reflecting on the importance of space and the profound impact that our environment can have on our health and wellbeing.
As designers, we care about the wellbeing of those who are impacted by the spaces which we help to shape – and we enjoy nothing more than seeing how these spaces can help to improve people’s physical, emotional and mental health.
The focus for the Burntwood retreat project centres around the shared landscape space between, and surrounding, the nine bespoke-designed pods which are carefully positioned around a centralised water feature, maximising views and connectivity towards the open countryside beyond.
Featuring a mixture of smaller 1-bed units and some larger, two-storey signature pods, the design ethos we’ve sought to pursue is one of “contemporary architecture meets tranquil woodland cabin.” Sharp angles, crisp details and expanses of glass combine with a material warmth and sense of privacy achieved through careful configuration and selective orientation of views between each unit to ensure that each pod feels calm, secluded and peaceful – providing a true sense of escapism in the heart of the South Yorkshire countryside.
The planning authority commended the quality of the design and recognised the strong economic benefits that the Burntwood pods would bring, in helping to re-energise the local and regional leisure and tourism industry that has been so heavily hit over the past 18 months by the global pandemic
The scheme represents the latest in a series of recent residential successes for Bond Bryan Living – with permission for Burntwood being granted within 24 hours of the practice receiving planning approval for The Meridian which is a 300-unit Build-to-Rent scheme in central Sheffield. This sector remains buoyant and we are delighted in being able to play our part in shaping the homes of tomorrow – within both our cities and the countryside and, also, across such a broad range of scales.