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Monksbrook Estate Masterplan, Eastleigh

Completion Date 2014 (Phase 1) 2016 (Phase 2)

Contract Value £16.2m

Client First Wessex Housing Association/Barratt Homes

A phased regeneration programme which replaces an estate of 164 outmoded houses with 237 mixed tenure new homes. Key to this process was the development of a masterplan that provided increased density whist providing a new public realm to improve and integrate the new estate into is surroundings.

Previously, the site consisted of a grid of 1960’s maisonette blocks, surrounded by open greenspace that had been the focus for anti social activity over a number of years. This was arranged around a road network that created rat-runs across the area, but provided very little parking. The masterplan overcomes these constraints by reducing the road network to a few well-designed roads that give access to ‘parking mews’, which in turn provide pedestrian access to a central linear park. The new terraces, which consist of a range of houses types, are arranged to retain existing mature trees, which provide a sense of scale and green structure.

Winner of the ‘Planning for Affordable Housing’ award at the Planning and Placemaking Awards 2016.