£17 million 98-unit housing scheme on a green field site adjacent to the M27 motorway at Hatch Farm, West End
£60 million urban regeneration scheme at the heart of the Winklebury Estate, Basingstoke. Delivering 203 residential units, a new retail centre, community facilities, medical centre, pre-school and 4.5Ha of open space.
Feasibility Study, Concept Development, Detailed Planning Drawings
Placemaking at its finest...
Working with a dedicated team of consultants to identify and respond to the opportunities and constraints that will shape the development into a public realm fitting for the residents of Winklebruy, a post war housing estate to the northwest of the town centre.
Key issues identified included a poor relationship with the local retail centre and public realm with little overlooking and surveillance leading to issues with antisocial behaviour, generally poor connectivity, lack of community and medical facilities and a lack of accessible open space within the ward.
Lead by Vivid, the scheme represents a complex land assembly of 5-sites, including the existing Winklebury Centre, Former Fort Hill secondary school site (which is nestled within the remains of an iron-age hill fort), Play Council site and land within the ownership of Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Throughout the project, KSA has been instrumental in agreeing the parameters for the project across the various landowners and stakeholders. We engaged in two rounds of public consultations as well as separate briefing sessions to both understand the needs and aspirations of residents and provide information on progress.
The resultant scheme represents a holistic synergy between built form and landscape which affords a sinuous connectivity across all 5 sites. The relationship between open space and the dwellings within have been explored in detail to create a harmonious scheme with a real sense of place that will ‘stitch’ into the community fabric of Winklebury.
Our Placemakers have worked closely with statutory consultees such as Historic England to ensure the proposed redevelopment is sensitive to the embankment of the iron age hill fort, which has Scheduled Ancient Monument status. In addition, the practice has provided detailed 3D imagery and fly though video to assist in discussions with the Local Planning Authority while engaging in Pre-Application discussion.
Sustainability is central to the successful delivery of the scheme and responds to the Climate Emergency declared by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. A ‘fabric first’ approach to design will see dwellings delivered using Modern Methods of Construction (MMCs) such as modular homes and off-site manufacture, these will result in improved air tightness and thermally efficient homes, providing better comfort and lower energy bills for residents. In addition, dwellings will be fitted with Photovoltaic (PV) panels, water saving features and have access to Electric Vehicle charging points. Housing will achieve the new ‘Home Quality Mark’ while the medical centre has been designed to achieve ‘BREEAM Excellent’.
A Planning Application was submitted for the scheme in July 2022.
“KSA provide an excellent comprehensive professional service with a client focus”
John Waterfield, VIVID, Land and Planning Manager, KSA