Lewis & Hickey have been appointed as masterplanners and architects for the two main residential phases at Woodlands and Waterside creating new a neighbourhood area with around 750 new homes including much-needed affordable accommodation.
A first full planning application for phase 1 at Woodlands for 90 residential units has been submitted to Watford Borough Council. The aim is to create an entrance route off the new roundabout with the main buildings set back into the site away from the roundabout and De Beers House creating as much space as possible between neighbouring properties in Rose Garden.
Parking is arranged off the access road with entrances into each of the three blocks. The end (third) block is turned 90 degrees to terminate the view and to create enclosure to the space. The areas between the building are formally landscaped which connect through to the communal amenity space to the south. This amenity space forms a transition into the woodland beyond.
The roof shapes create height and prominence. This is emphasised with oversized openings on the top floor corners. The windows are all full height with high performing neutral glass with all habitable rooms having a ceiling height between 2.4 and 2.5 m
NB. All images are indicative and subject to planning