A formal square provided at the centre of the development reflects the formality of the retained neo-classical buildings whilst in contrast, the existing mature trees and generous landscaping around the site edges, which originally screened the site’s warehouse and factory buildings, have been retained. There is a strong emphasis on providing new places for people to meet and children to play safely – pedestrians and cyclists take priority creating shared surface and amenity spaces throughout the development.
Outline planning permission for a mixed-use scheme on the site was granted in October 2013. A reserved matters application for the Phase One residential scheme, based on Studio Partington’s masterplan, was approved in December 2013 with unanimous support. The Phase One proposals received a Building for Life score of 12 out of 12 based on the 2013 assessment procedure.
|Developer:||David Wilson Homes|
|Site size (ha):||1.8397|
|Date of completion:||10/01/2017|
|Schedule of accommodation:||9 x 1bed; 33 x 2bed; 38 x 3bed; 7 x 4bed|
|Tenure mix:||90% open market / 10% affordable|
|Size of typical home:||131.2|
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