The co-location of diverse uses concentrates activity within the a new High Street for Laindon. Shared surfaces and enhanced pavement depths allow activity to animate the street frontage with tables and chairs. The Laindon war memorial sits within a new memorial garden. Shops are pulled back to focus on a landscaped stair, providing east-west passage through the site while allowing tiered assembly for larger numbers at remembrance events. The new podium landscape is a central feature of the masterplan, creating a setting for new homes. It includes a rose garden – a lost feature of the historic town and a new setting for the re-instated King George V Jubilee drinking fountain.

Planning History

The proposals are intended to mark a new beginning for Laindon, which has suffered from several ‘false starts’ in recent decades as the existing shopping centre has fallen into severe decline. PTE and CF Møller worked in collaboration to develop the designs. Plots where shared across the development, with alternating plots identified in the High Street itself to add further richness. Extensive discussions were held with Essex Highways to allow the ‘de-engineering’ of the dual-carriageway. Following a detailed and iterative pre-application process, a planning application was submitted to Basildon Council and unanimously approved in February 2017.

Project Team

Architect:
  • C.F. Møller
  • Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • Developer: Swan Housing
    Planning Authority: Basildon

    Development Data

    Site size (ha):5.66
    Estimated date of completion:03/01/2024
    Schedule of accommodation:1 bed flats x 57, 2 bed flats x 81, 2 bed houses x 13, 3 bed houses x 54, 4 bed houses x 19
    Tenure mix:15% Intermediate, 85% Private
    Size of typical home:62
    Parking spaces:310

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