No items found.

Low Grange urban village

Location:
Redcar and Cleveland
Client:
Thirteen Homes
Status:
Feasibility
Photography by:
Stefan Shaw Studio

Located at the threshold of Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough, the land at Low Grange had long been overlooked. 10 minutes by train from Middlesbrough the awkwardly triangular shaped site was landlocked by major roads to the North, East and South, with an established community to the West.

As master planners, architects and landscape architects, working in partnership with developers Thirteen Homes, we were challenged to create a holistically planned new settlement, one which enhanced the natural environment, and offered high-quality affordable housing and locally accessible work in a beautiful, healthy, and sociable community setting.

Low Grange Garden Village presents a whole new neighbourhood, one which includes a three-form entry primary school, 1500 new homes and a new ecological park. Key to pour approach is amplifying ecology and making it more accessible. At Low Grange, proposals placed a linear park at the heart of the masterplan, with an ecological edge to the site containing areas for ecological play, learning and an un-interrupted 5km cycle, run and walk route. Every resident within the garden village was within seconds access from truly integrated ecology.

The urban realm prioritises a softening of the street scene with newly planted trees and shrubs, low-speed pedestrian priority shared surface environments and traffic calming. Dwellings are each given green defensible space to the front and generous rear gardens. We wanted the countryside qualities of this suburban site to shine through, almost as if the buildings had grown from the site.

Low Grange urban village

Location:
Redcar and Cleveland
Client:
Thirteen Homes
Status:
Feasibility
Photography by:
Stefan Shaw Studio

Located at the threshold of Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough, the land at Low Grange had long been overlooked. 10 minutes by train from Middlesbrough the awkwardly triangular shaped site was landlocked by major roads to the North, East and South, with an established community to the West.

As master planners, architects and landscape architects, working in partnership with developers Thirteen Homes, we were challenged to create a holistically planned new settlement, one which enhanced the natural environment, and offered high-quality affordable housing and locally accessible work in a beautiful, healthy, and sociable community setting.

Low Grange Garden Village presents a whole new neighbourhood, one which includes a three-form entry primary school, 1500 new homes and a new ecological park. Key to pour approach is amplifying ecology and making it more accessible. At Low Grange, proposals placed a linear park at the heart of the masterplan, with an ecological edge to the site containing areas for ecological play, learning and an un-interrupted 5km cycle, run and walk route. Every resident within the garden village was within seconds access from truly integrated ecology.

The urban realm prioritises a softening of the street scene with newly planted trees and shrubs, low-speed pedestrian priority shared surface environments and traffic calming. Dwellings are each given green defensible space to the front and generous rear gardens. We wanted the countryside qualities of this suburban site to shine through, almost as if the buildings had grown from the site.

No items found.