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ARMSTRONG ROAD, MAIDSTONE

markhantonStudio were appointed to prepare planning drawings for two adjoining sites consisting of 95 and 35 unit residential schemes around a former council depot and park & ride site. The scope of works included sketch stage external works layouts for hard and soft landscaping, illustrative perspectives, material and furniture specifications, maintenance and management reports, together with general advice and guidance on landscape matters related to achieving Code for Sustainable Homes credits (Level 3 obtained).

The design sort to create a sustainable landscape through the incorporation of ecological enhancements and energy, waste and water management strategies. These methods were set within an overall objective of creating a sense of place by designing an attractive and robust community orientated neighbourhood that people aspire to live in, and are elements that are conducive to long term sustainable place-making. The two sites are densely urban in character and therefore proposed site challenges that needed innovative solutions.

The scheme successfully received planning approval in September 2010. The scheme is expected to be completed early 2012.

Named in the top 50 affordable housing developments (Inside Housing)
Shortlisted for the Kent Design Awards 2014

CLIENT
Golding Homes (Formally the Maidstone Housing Trust)

DESIGN TEAM
PCKO Architects
Prime Buildings Consultants Ltd
MLM Engineers


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