Ainsley Gommon Architects

Client

Lovell Partnership Ltd

Location

Clayton-Le-Woods

Value

£53m

Date Completed

Planning

Development Overview

Ainsley Gommon worked with Lovell on a successful bid for a scheme of 220 dwellings which had previously secured outline approval. We prepared designs and coordinated the supporting documentation to achieve a Reserved Matters approval.

Our proposals aim to create a strong identity and sense of place, complementing the local surroundings while establishing its own identity with character zones. The design integrates the landscape and the built form, providing a cohesive design solution creating a desirable area to live.

Careful analysis of the site features, orientation, access nodes, connectivity to the wider community and surrounding area informed the basis for our design. Our proposals utilise spatial planning, streetscapes and structural planting which define the spaces which the buildings occupy and where the landscape is a fundamental part of the overall concept of the development.

The proposals include 0.44Ha of public open space delivered in one main area which has been laid out in the style of a ‘village green’ with the units directly overlooking the space. Natural surveillance will help to ensure that it is safe and reduce the risk of anti social behaviour.

Architecturally the development has an number or key character areas, purpose designed corner turning or dual aspect properties fully addressing the street, to avoid wherever possible, blind spots within the development, creating an attractive safe layout. A hierarchy of streets has been carefully established to encourage way finding and orientating within the development. Specific tree and buffer planting frames key corners or junctions.