Urban Extension

In recent years, large scale urban development has taken the form of sustainable 'Urban Extensions'. It involves the planned peripheral expansion of a larger settlement on a site that is appropriate for new homes and community facilities which is in a location that has good access to road and service infrastructure, schools and other social facilities.

The practice has been at the forefront of this type of work having been the lead consultant for the expansion of Maldon, Bishop's Stortford and Great Dunmow in the UK as well as Portmarnock and Portlaoise in Ireland.


Residential Area, Portmarnock
Thorley Park, Bishop's Stortford
The practice was appointed by a consortium of landowners with property on the south west side of Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Proposals were put forward to create a variety of living environments that were completely integrated with the existing settlement as well as a new road network which allowed traffic to by-pass the congested historic core of the town centre.

Between 1500 and 2000 were planned to be accommodated depending upon the need for homes in the District. To date almost all of the development has been completed.

The development won two Housing Design Awards for the Project in 1998 and the Completed scheme in 2000.