The design of outdoor spaces can have a significant impact on an occupant’s wellbeing and the value they attach to a development.
Outdoor space can take the form of balconies, decks, courtyards, terraces, patios, rooftops, or gardens. When well-designed they improve liveability and amenity - maximising people’s access to and enjoyment of the outdoors.
As sites get smaller, the quality of outdoor spaces becomes more important. Quality outdoor spaces can be an effective way of mitigate the effects of living in small units, increasing their desirability to prospective buyers and tenants. Communal outdoor areas can provide spaces for children and young people to play, increasing the attractiveness of higher density living to families and fostering a sense of community.