It will be a social housing area: 56 of the 145 single-family cottages will cost 60,000 pounds (about 120,000 USD), the rest - more (230,000 pounds), but also, by UK standards, quite moderate.
Rogers turned to residential architecture after a long hiatus: his last villa project dates back to 1969. Then it was a house of glass and steel for his parents.
Now he brings to the attention of potential residents of the Oxley Park area (first of all, young married couples) the so-called "flexi-house" - a flexible house, the layout and external design of which can be easily changed. The white, pink, and lavender-panel structures stand in stark contrast to nearby traditional red-brick houses in Milton Keynes. Rogers is quite happy with this situation: he has long opposed the "strange rows of … dollhouses" that represent many of the new housing estates in the British Isles.
The interior partitions inside Rogers' cottages can be moved at will: for example, at the beginning, turn the first floor into one spacious studio, and then - after the appearance of children in the family - divide it into several bedrooms. High density fiberboard exterior panels can be replaced with ceramic, reconstituted stone, or even turf. These cottages are also environmentally friendly: their operation involves recycling waste, minimizing water consumption and using renewable energy sources.
It should be noted that Rogers is not alone in its quest to provide low-income British people with modern housing: IKEA has announced its intention to build 500 typical cottages in the UK, costing a maximum of £ 150,000.