Member Project: The Triange

The developer members of the GHA have all committed to building fully sustainable homes and communities in accordance with the GHA Standard and Charter in the majority of their developments, and to higher standards wherever possible.


GHA Developer Member:

Hab Housing

Project Description:

The Triangle is a high-quality sustainable 42-home development from Hab Oakus – the partnership between Kevin McCloud’s company Hab and housing group GreenSquare.

The Triangle comprises 16 two-bed houses, 13 three-bed houses, 7 four-bed houses, 4 one-bed apartments, and 2 two-bed apartments. They are arranged around a landscaped village green along with a shared kitchen garden, car club, edible landscape and polytunnels.

There are homes for Intermediate Rent and Rent To Homebuy – and homes for affordable rent to local people registered with Swindon Borough Council.

The award-winning designs, by Glenn Howells Architects with landscape architects Studio Engleback, are informed by Hab Oakus’ fundamental principles –

a strong sense of community, a belief in the importance of public space, respect for cyclists and pedestrians, and a commitment to sustainable lifestyles and outstanding contextual design.


Completed in 2011 and built from Hemcrete, this scheme was conceived as a low-cost contemporary, sustainable version of Swindon’s much-loved Victorian railway-workers’ cottages.


Project Stage:

Completed May 2011.


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