Lewis & Hickey have been appointed as masterplanners and architects for the two main residential phases at Woodlands and Waterside on the larger scale Watford Health Campus. The planned design is to create a neighbourhood area with a dense core following the alignment of the new access road. Development will create a new urban edge to Watford addressing the River Colne. The area will provide up to circa 750 homes whose residents will enjoy direct access to landscaping / open space amenity including, a new linear park running along the River Colne, and green open space on Colne Island.
Watford Riverwell (“The Campus”) brings together Watford Borough Council as landowners and Kier Property Investments Ltd as preferred development partner, working together as Watford Riverwell Partnership LLP (“The Campus Partnership”), along with West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (the organisation that runs and manages Watford Hospital).
Progressive environmental and sustainable solutions will be promoted throughout the scheme. Development of the health campus addresses the three pillars of sustainable development, environmental, economic and socio-cultural. Development is designed to meet the highest practical standards of sustainability and demonstrate a holistic approach to the integration of community health and wellbeing into proposals.
A first full planning application for phase 1 at Woodlands for 90 residential units has been submitted to Watford Borough Council.
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