• Markey Featured in New Book

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     Kevin McCloud with co-authors Ruth Davey (right) and Lis Parker.

  • Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud attended the launch of a new book about a pioneering housing scheme built by Markey Construction.

    Known as Applewood, the 78-home project on the site of the former Cashes Green Hospital in Stroud was developed by Haboakus - a joint venture between Kevin’s company Hab (Happiness Architecture Beauty) and housing group Greensquare.

    The Art of Applewood book, by local residents Ruth Davey and Lis Parker, charts the site’s transition from hospital to homes and includes more than 100 photographs as well as stories from former workers at the hospital. Kevin McCloud has written the book’s foreword.

    Championing energy efficiency and sustainable living, Applewood includes allotments, communal kitchen gardens, shared and private gardens, as well as areas to encourage wildlife.

    Markey Construction’s managing director Richard Dudgeon said: “We’re extremely proud to be associated with such a unique development. The new book is a superb record of the project and we’re very pleased to have supported it.”

    Copies of the book can be bought from www.look-again.org/art-of-applewood/


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