BM3 was appointed by Taylor Wimpey to carry out the reserved matters application for two parcels of land designated within the Bishop’s Stortford North, Eastern Phase masterplan.
BM3 carried out several design studies to maximise the coverage of the development and also address the challenging levels across the site. The site provides a varied mix of dwelling types comprising 1 & 2 bed apartment together with 3, 4 and 5 bed family homes.
The design responds to the varying conditions and character areas adjacent to the site. To the north of the development, a more dense solution is proposed that faces onto one of the main roads that runs centrally through the development. The building heights are also increased in this location to provide greater enclosure and presence. To the east and south of the parcels, the new dwellings face onto green areas that form part of the masterplan landscape strategy. A greater number of detached units are proposed in these areas with the built form being more informal. Setbacks are more varied with increased landscaping to the front of the dwellings which creates a natural relationship with the surrounding green spaces.