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PTE wins go-ahead for Essex custom-build scheme

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Pollard Thomas Edwards and BPTW have won planning for a 560-home scheme at Beechwood West in Basildon, Essex

CLIENT’S VIEW • PROJECT DATA • MASTERPLANS • HOUSING CONCEPTS

The scheme forms part of the wider regeneration of the 1960s Craylands Estate in Basildon and includes 560 mixed tenure homes, shops and a community centre. 

As part of the scheme, 251 homes will be designed so residents can personalise them to their own requirements and tastes and each will be pre-fabricated in a factory near to the site. 

Each of the new homes has been organised around a series of new streets and green spaces. New ‘linked greens’ will connect the estate’s public amenities to the north of the site while increasing biodiversity and recreational spaces. 

The scheme is set to start on site in spring 2017. 

Client’s view 

We are confident that the plans approved for Beechwood will enable us to deliver an exemplar scheme which will bring together the best of modern construction methods, contemporary design, 21st Century environmental performance and great open spaces. Combined with the estate improvements planned in partnership with Basildon Borough Council and Essex County Council, our plans will deliver unique homes which will combine with the already completed phases and retained stock to deliver an exceptional, high quality regeneration. 

Swan is truly committed to delivering innovation. Off-site construction is commonly used overseas and the homes are indistinguishable from ones that are built using more traditional methods. We already have our own in-house skilled construction team and so as both the constructor and developer of the homes we are perfectly placed to manage the process of building homes off-site efficiently and to the highest standards.

Geoff Pearce, Executive Director Development and Regeneration, Swan Housing 

Landscape masterplan

Beechwood West by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Housing masterplan

Beechwood West by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Avenue house concept

Beechwood West Avenue house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West Avenue house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West Avenue house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West Avenue house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Fryth house concept

Beechwood West Fryth house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West Fryth house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Lane house concept

Beechwood West Lane house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West Lane house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Park corner house concept

Beechwood West PArk corner house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West PArk corner house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Terrace house concept

Beechwood West Terrace house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Beechwood West Terrace house concept by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Project data 

Location Basildon, Essex
Type of project housing
Architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and BPTW
Landscape architect Outerspace UK
Client Swan Housing Association/NU Living
Planning supervisor Iceni Projects
Funding Basildon Borough Council and Homes and Communities Agency
Start on site date spring 2017

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