The Bentley Street site slopes from back to front and from side to side. The slope from back to front is a complete storey. The slope from side to side steps up approximately 300mm every 5 metres. It was decided at an early stage to develop a stepped section for the houses that would also allow for the main living accommodation to be on the first floor. The living accommodation on the first floor allowed

easy access across simple bridge structures to the rear gardens. The houses on elevation stepped up at each house by 300mm to keep in line with the footpath and make easy access to the dwellings. At the first floor level the accommodation is open planned and also is open to the roof.