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Urban design

Our approach to urban design is rooted in the idea that landscape and streetscape are key to creating spaces with a real sense of place, as well as delivering schemes that offer commodity, firmness and delight. Our involvement with the delivery of Cambourne new settlement has enabled us to see at first hand how design theory translates into the creation of living places.

With our philosophy and experience we offer our clients imaginative yet realistic urban design solutions that meet the needs of their project’s challenges and opportunities.

“…the benefits of a sympathetic and well thought out landscape strategy are undeniable when the objective is to create a place where people will want to live, work and play.”
Neville Stebbing
Project Director for Cambourne and Major Projects Director for Taylor Wimpey

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Cambourne Built Development


Preparation of development briefs and design guidance for all housing areas and street furniture and paving designs for settlement centre for this 405 ha, 3300 unit new settlement. More information
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Upper Cambourne


Detailed design guidance for the design of new residential areas within this new village neighbourhood.

Upper Cambourne Design Guide


This 120 page document provides detailed design guidance for the final phases of this award winning new development. It covers all aspects of the built environment, including: Built Form & Townscape, Streets & Movement, Public Realm & Landscape, Building Design and Drainage and Services. More information

Town Centre Improvements


Detailed design proposals for town centre improvements focusing on Magistrates Court square.

Partington Public Realm


Urban design strategy for improvements to the main routes, together with new town centre shopping area, canalside walkway and new housing areas to act as a catalyst for regeneration.

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Manor Farm


Preliminary design guidance for the new residential areas within this 70 ha, 1150 unit urban extension.

Tarporley Road Tarvin


Randall Thorp formed part of the multi-disciplinary team employed by Taylor Wimpey to produce a 130 home masterplan for a site on the outskirts of the village of Tarvin, Cheshire. More information

Haydock Grange, Cottam


Randall Thorp was part of the multidisciplinary team employed by Taylor Wimpey to produce a 450 home masterplan for a site on the urban/rural fringe, north of Preston.

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Stanion Housing


Working with a new range of contemporary houses created a steep learning curve for both ourselves and our client Ben Bailey Homes. Close cooperation and a good dialogue with the Planning Authority meant that our detailed layout and elevations for 37 new homes was swiftly granted Reserved Matters Planning approval.

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