Lymington Fields

Lymington Fields was part of the Government-backed London Wide Initiative conceived to fast-track affordable housing to key workers within the London area. Countryside Properties, having won an OJEU with Metropolitan Housing Trust, selected WGI to provide full architectural design - including masterplanning - working collaboratively with another practice.
The land was a large but very restricted brown field site located between existing residential and industrial areas. The combined design team created a proposal regenerating the site into a pleasant and vibrant new 600-unit community with a strong emphasis on low rise, mixed tenure traditional family housing and high quality public and private open spaces. At the heart of the redevelopment proposals are a primary school and community health facility. Environmental considerations are also to the fore, with 20% renewables used, photovoltaic energy and a biomass boiler.
The £65 million project demonstrated collaborative working between the various stakeholders through many challenges.

Date: 2004-2012
Location: Lymington Fields, Essex
Client: Countryside Properties
Value: £65m
Service: Architecture: Full Design