Bell Phillips Architects have carefully considered the relationship and importance for private and public spaces within the St Chad’s development. All homes have private rear gardens, supplemented with roof terraces to the courtyard house typography. Two communal on-site amenities have been the incorporated, a linear park and a triangular public garden with equipped play area. Off-site areas have been enhanced for communal use: King George’s Field and the farmland / playing fields to the north-west.

Planning History

Planning consent was granted for 133 dwellings comprising houses and flats on a meandering cul-de-sac arrangement in 2011, however this scheme was subsequently found to be unviable. Following Bell Phillips Architects’ appointment in 2012 the design team worked closely alongside Thurrock Council to develop the design from first principles. Two pre-application submissions were undertaken, the first to establish the broad principles of the development, the second considering the design in more detail. The collaborative planning process was instrumental in securing detailed planning consent for 128 new homes in February 2015.

Project Team

Architect: Bell Phillips Architects
Developer: Thurrock Council

Development Data

Site size (ha): 3.24
Date of completion: 25/04/2018
Schedule of accommodation: 8 x 4 bed houses, 63 x 3 bed houses, 57 x 2 bed houses
Tenure mix: 80% private rent, 20% affordable
Size of typical home: 96.8
Parking spaces: 193

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