Laindon Centre, Basildon
A new High Street lined with shops, offices and a health centre, integrated with 224 new homes, replaces a failed 1960’s shopping centre and tames a dual carriage-way. The shared vision of PTE and C.F. Møller for Swan Housing Association creates a new mixed-use neighbourhood at the heart of Laindon. Detailed planning permission was achieved in February 2017 with massive local support.
Carl Vann, Partner and Pollard Thomas Edwards, said: “We have worked closely with the community to develop a high street proposal that is a true ‘centre of gravity’ for the local and wider area. The proposal re-imagines the centre of Laindon, bringing not just bricks and mortar, but a wider view to deliver an attractive walkable setting for new homes, shopping and working; whilst also addressing local resident concerns to reduce traffic speeds and promote a sense of community and neighbourliness.”
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- Housing Design Project Award 2017