former police headquarters consent
18 April 2016
Working for Berkeley Homes (Southern) Limited, proposals for the regeneration of the former Hampshire Police Headquarters, a design collaboration between jtp and fabrik, in Winchester, have received Detailed Planning consent. The team, alongside Berkeley Homes (Southern), developed proposals through a community engagement process with stakeholders including the local community and residents groups.
The 2.36 hectare site, located on Romsey Road in the city centre, will provide 208 new, high quality homes of mixed size and tenure. The affordable provision includes shared ownership, social rent and let-to-buy homes. The existing buildings, including a 1960 tower block will be demolished to facilitate the delivery of 18 houses and 190 apartments. The proposed built form will range from three to six storeys in height, and has been designed to sit sensitively in the Winchester’s historic urban grain. fabrik underpinned the proposals through a very detailed townscape and visual impact assessment.
The result is a scheme that is focused around a central public open space that will provide a formal green heart and sociable hub for the local community. Additionally it successfully links to the wider, mature green infrastructure of the site, and a hierarchy of routes and spaces, a careful balance of public and private, will create an attractive addition to this neighbourhood.
Images 1-3 courtesy of JTP