Gregory’s Banking on a New Residential Future
The reserved matters application for the first phase of the residential redevelopment to the former Gregory’s Bank industrial park in Worcester has been submitted for our client St Modwen Homes.
Following the recent outline approval for 170 units, the first phase of the residential development seeks to provide 44 new family homes and will establish our client’s high quality principles for the future phases of the development.
The residential site overlooks the banks of the Worcester and Birmingham canal and provides families with a fantastic opportunity to own a property within an exclusive sustainable development close to the city centre. Many schools and community services are located adjacent the site, while the site itself is tucked away from the main road which further adds to its peaceful canal frontage environment.
The houses have modern internal family layouts with traditional external features that reflect the rich Worcester architecture from the surrounding conservation area.
The sustainability of the residential development has been carefully considered throughout each stage of the design process. The specifications will be enhanced to improve thermal performance and minimise heat loss; whilst bus stops and cycle paths pass adjacent the site which is well located to access the city centre, railway station and nearby M5 motorway. The bricks for the development have been sourced locally; this not only reduces the carbon footprint of the residential development but also provides the important historical link to the former use of the site as the D.W. Barker’s Worcester Patent Brick Works.
The landscaping has been carefully designed to provide a pleasant canal side environment with generous public open spaces. Protected green habitats and existing boundary trees are maintained on site to create an immediate mature, green environment.