Rural Housing Set to Develop New-Build Scheme in Doagh

Rural Housing Association is looking forward to bringing six much needed homes to the village of Doagh. The scheme, which has been designed by architects GM Design Associates, will be located on the Main Street within the village and homes will be allocated using the Housing Executive’s Waiting List.

The design of the scheme is based on the principles of our Rural Design Guide for Social Housing, which was produced in partnership with GM Design Associates and published in 2014.  This Rural Design Guide articulates the importance of designing social housing schemes in rural areas that are sympathetic to the surrounding environment and reflect the heritage of the rural communities in which they sit.

The scheme based within the village of Doagh reflects the character and architecture of the surrounding area through the selection of appropriate materials and design features. The scheme is reminiscent of traditional mill worker terraces reflecting the village’s past as a mill village, whilst the inclusion of traditional barn style doors captures the village’s connection with its agricultural roots. It is really important when designing social housing in rural communities that we seek to capture the character of the surrounding area,  ensuring new-build schemes integrate fully into the surrounding rural environment.