Callaughtons Ash

South Shropshire Housing Association

Project Outline

Architype were appointed architects by South Shropshire Housing Association to design a 12 unit Passivhaus development on a rural site in Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock.

The greenfield site, which lies outside the village of Much Wenlock, is one of a number of sites in the county identified by the group for affordable housing. The development comprises of 10 socially rented properties, with the remainder marketed for shared ownership.

The scheme is a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom houses, with the Passivhaus design offering residents a healthy and comfortable lifestyle, with the robust building performance that will keep operational costs to a minimum.

On Site / Aug. ‘17
Completion / Jul. ’18
Gross Internal Floor Area
820 sqm across 12 units
Construction Type
Timber Frame
Total / £1,500,000

It’s been a pleasure to be working alongside the design team headed by Architype in a new form of building. Definitely the way forward in modern day building which sits right in conserving energy in our ever-changing world.

Mark Philips, Director of SJ Roberts

Shortlisted for a West Midlands Constructing Excellence Innovation Award

The design for the homes is the product of thorough community and client consultation, with special attention paid to the appearance of the properties, which sit comfortably within the rural local vernacular and are clad in locally sourced materials.

Investigating the local vernaculars of Shropshire, the development aims to sit comfortably in its rural surroundings, complemented by a natural palette of UK sourced materials. This includes clay roof tiles that have been quarried and made within 25 miles of the site, lime render provided by local company Lime Green and UK grown thermally modified hardwood cladding, promoting the Housing Associations aims for a cohesive circular economy in Shropshire.

We have strived to be innovators in the affordable housing sector, whilst taking the concerns of our residents with regards to fuel poverty and other running cots in to consideration. We are delighted to welcome our new tenants to their new homes and hope they will be happy in them for the years to come.

Christine Duggan, Director of Housing and Communities

Shortlisted for Inside Housing Partnership Award 2019

Project Partners

SJ Roberts
Alan Clarke
Landscape Architect
Timber Frame
Lowfield Timber Frame
Quantity Surveyor
WP Housing


  • Shortlisted for a West Midlands Constructing Excellence Innovation Award
  • Structural Timber Awards, Low Energy Project of the Year 2019
  • Shortlisted for Inside Housing Award 2019
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