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Client Notting Hill Genesis

Site area 2.3

Number of homes 645

Homes per hectare 220

Local authority Chelmsford Borough Council

A whole new urban quarter is emerging next to the railway station, with a network of streets and landscaped public realm. Around 500 mixed tenure homes, are complemented by commercial and retail space, including restored heritage buildings.

PTE prepared the masterplan and detailed design for all phases and was quality monitor for the delivery.

“This is a positive initiative that will regenerate an area of Chelmsford that needs improving, and it will revitalise the centre of the town.”

Simon Burns, Chelmsford MP

“Today’s event represents an important milestone at City Park West. This is a significant project for Higgins Construction and we are extremely proud of what has been achieved to date. But we are about more than just construction, we are delighted we have been able to work with the local community and also take on local labour from the area through our training and future apprenticeship schemes.”

Steve Leakey, Managing Director, Higgins Construction

“Everyone gathered here should be proud of the part they have played in making this development the vibrant and thriving city-centre community taking shape today. City Park West is already a shining example of urban renaissance, innovative design and fantastic partnership working. We look forward to watching this development continuing to set the bar high in the exciting times ahead.”

Neil Hadden, Chief Executive, Genesis Housing Association


  • RTPI Award for Planning Excellence 2016 — Winner
  • Brick Award 2015 — Winner
  • RTPI Award for Planning Excellence 2015 — Finalist