The approved plans, which received significant local support, delivers a new square framed with pleached limes and graced with a large central London Plane that casts shade on a bespoke designed oval timber seating feature. The square will include a new convenience store, together with other retail and commercial outlets, including a café, restaurant and fitness suite. There is flexibility within the square to accommodate market stalls and pop-up events.
A new shared space forms the hub of the development which will include a bus stop delivering passengers directly to the heart of the scheme. On and off street parking is located around the perimeter of the development leaving an uncluttered central core. A variety of trees are proposed including field maple to line the streets, cherry, apple and walnut to car park fringes and a grove of Himalayan birch adjacent to the fitness suite. Edible hedgerows, perennial planting and a raised food growing area to the retirement home also feature.
The scheme is now built.
Client: Havard Estates