While respecting the scale of the neighbouring development and the urban scale of Hillsborough, the proposed development leaves the site feeling open, providing views from front to back through the site and allowing for a high proportion of open landscaping. By breaking the overall building mass into six smaller blocks, joined in pairs by a stairwell and lift, the individual building element scale is reduced and the visual impact of the development lessened. These six blocks are arranged throughout the site in a staggered formation, enhancing their individuality and creating sheltered exterior spaces throughout the site. The individual buildings are orientated across the length of the site, allowing the Northeast elevations to be opened up to the woodland views while the Southwest elevations receive direct sunlight throughout the day. The precise positioning of each building responds to its existing and proposed neighbours and the natural fall in the landscape across the site. Balconies are provided at both ends of the buildings on all floors to allow every resident private outdoor space. All open-air spaces throughout the site are overlooked by a number of apartments providing a safe outdoor environment self-policed by the residents and the considered treatment of the shared areas will encourage social interactions between residents.