It’s been a successful few weeks for our residential and urban design team who have seen major progress with several high-profile projects.
Outline planning has been approved for 160 homes at Flowers Hill, Brislington on a former Department for Work and Pensions site. We worked with our client Telereal Trillium to achieve planning approval for this development which will include 9% affordable housing and sees the Grade II-listed Bristol War Room being repurposed as a commercial and business space. The application had full support from local ward members who recognised the new homes and employment opportunities the scheme could bring.
As part of our ongoing regeneration work in Caldicot, we are pleased to say that full planning has been approved for a shopfront enhancement scheme. We have previously delivered a shopfront design guide, and the enhancement scheme allows us to help make real physical improvements to local businesses.
Planning has also been granted for a scheme of business units in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. The five buildings will be subdivided into ten units which can be used for office, warehouse or distribution space, creating employment opportunities in the area. The design is sensitive to its rural surroundings and is expected to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
Maindee District Centre in Newport has long been considered in need of a makeover. With financial backing from the UK Government Community Renewal Fund, a project to redesign the centre and adjoining road has been given the go ahead. We are working closely with Maindee Unlimited and the local community to create a more attractive destination with sustainable features, such as sustainable urban drainage systems with integrated landscaping and biodiversity, and a layout to prioritise pedestrians.
At the other end of the project life cycle, 72 apartments in the seaside town of Barry are now complete and have been handed over by our client Jehu Group to Wales & West Housing (WWH). We worked with Jehu Group to design and deliver the sustainable development with a focus on minimising energy use and providing cost effective affordable homes for local residents.