Chelmer Mead, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1467126660781{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Chater Homes and Home Group [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role OPA and CfS, Different scales of development, layers of the masterplan [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Chater Homes’ 55.2 hectare site lies east of Little Dunmow and north of Flitch Green in Essex. The proposed masterplan shows a new mixed use development comprising:   up to 750 homes a village centre including up to 1000 sq m gross for retail (Class A1- A5) use up to 500 sq m gross of floorspace for community use and / or a GP’s surgery (Class D) up to 300 sq m gross of office floorspace (Class B1) a primary school (Class D1) with early years and childcare provision public open space, playing fields (including pavilion and car park) and landscaping highways improvements, enhanced public transport water storage bodies and sustainable drainage associated ancillary development   The design challenge was to create a garden village development appropriate for a variety of 21st...

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Hoo, Kent

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Date June 23, 2016 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Client A and C Goatham and Son [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Role OPA, Sensitive design, Growing the village naturally [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] The site at Street Farm is on the edge of the village of Hoo in Kent, on Stoke Road.    Street Farm, owned by A & C Gaotham and Son, has been associated with the storage and packing of top fruit for many years. Recently this operation has expanded and re-located to Flanders Farm.   This site was not within the village boundary. Our Client was very keen to produce an attractive design of medium density. Our approach was to study the growth of the village from 1600 to present day and then to show how our proposal would be an appropriate and logical continuation of this growth.   The proposed illustrative layout shows two character types: a tight-knit, terraced character around the central green space and a looser character of detached houses around the western and northern boundaries.   The key...

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Maldon, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1610630794603{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Innasol   Task Preparation of a Detailed Planning Application [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The challenge was to design and achieve planning consent for a new oak-framed barn and to convert a stable block into office space on a prominent site just outside Maldon in Essex.   The new barn is adjacent to a listed building and the stable block is part of the barn’s listed environs. In addition to the sensitive design required on this site, a change of use from agricultural to commercial was required.   Consent was granted in 2014 and the building is complete and fully operational as offices and a national training centre for Innasol, distributors of bio-fuel boilers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][qodef_button size="" type="outline" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Download project sheet" link="https://bluepencildesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Maldon-12-13.pdf"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Marden, Kent

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Date June 23, 2016 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Client The John Hall Voluntary trust [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Role OPA, Sensitive design, Growing the village naturally [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]This site was not allocated in the Local Plan and was one of a number of sites around the village being promoted at that time. Our Client was very keen to produce an attractive design of medium density. Our approach was to study the growth of the village from 1600 to present day and then to show how our proposal would be an appropriate and logical continuation of this growth.   A number of conservation areas in the borough were studied and townscape references were taken from them and adapted for inclusion in our masterplan.   Planning Consent was granted in early 2013. The Design and Access Statement we produced, setting out the analysis and masterplan development, was described by Maidstone Borough Council’s case officer as ‘exemplar’.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_blockquote text="Bluepencil Designs approached the design challenges of this development with...

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Stanway, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1467123990590{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Mersea Homes and Hill (Residential) [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Vision Statement, before preparing OPA [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The Vision Statement sets out the masterplan, its parameters and the thinking behind the masterplan. This includes analysis of the site, its surroundings and local villages, architectural references, landscape and materials. It was used at pre-application meetings and as a design brief for Mersea Homes and Hill (Residential) along with the consultant team. The site is surrounded by residential development and the challenge was to create a development that would fit seamlessly into the neighbourhood, whilst also creating a unique sense of place. This was achieved through studies of local conservation areas and replicating some of the scale and character of these places.   [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][qodef_button size="" type="outline" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Download project sheet" link="www.bluepencildesigns.com/sheets/Stanway.pdf"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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