Location: Bowthorpe, Norwich;
Clients: Persimmon Anglia & Norwich Council;
Uses: 1200 new homes, a new community centre.
An expansive, strategic Masterplanning project of new homes in one of the less affluent areas of Norwich. Regeneration of a constrained greenfield site, adjacent to the River Yare, the new masterplan retains and conserves historic woodland and hedgerows and establishes new landscape features, such as boardwalks along the river edge and a network of multi-use swales and SUDS that can be used for leisure, amenity and drainage.
Linear phasing proposed early delivery of units with minimal infrastructure costs to ease developer cash flow but also provided sequenced delivery of local benefits including a bus route, open space, and a community centre to meet planning aspirations.