Date posted: February 8, 2019
Quebec Park, the first development in the Whitehill and Bordon ‘Green Town’ Masterplan has been shortlisted for a RICS Award 2019 in the residential category. The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Engineers) Awards recognise the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
The scheme is the first major housing scheme at Whitehill and Bordon, a former garrison town which is currently being transformed into a prosperous and sustainable ‘green’ town following the departure of the MOD in 2015. The 3.26 hectare, 100-home mixed use scheme establishes a standard for future phases and is being used as a test bed for an innovative new analytical process aimed at reducing the performance gap between design and construction.
As part of the wider sustainable agenda, the scheme aimed to provide 100 jobs to match the 100 homes created. A key component of the scheme is the conversion of two former barrack buildings into the Community Employment Hub. The converted buildings are linked by a new build element containing meeting spaces and a community café which opens up onto a new public square. The cafe is now being run by a social enterprise under Radian to train young adults with disabilities in catering and servery skills.
Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on the 16th May in Southampton.