Broadwater down, kent

A light industrial facility owned by our client dominating  a large site on the south margins of Tunbridge Wells, part of a series of sites in the locality  identified by the LPA as suitable for strategic redevelopment,  offered an ideal opportunity for change of use and residential redevelopment. The site itself was  characterised by  undulating  ground levels, generally falling to the south and pleasant southerly views. Existing mature  tree planting offered a relatively  intimate setting.  These factors provided a framework for the scheme design as a mix of market and affordable houses and flats. Considerable care was taken at early design stages  to integrate built form and new landscaping proposals  with the existing land form, and topography,  and to promote retention  of the site-wide mature stands of trees.  Future intersite  connectivity and physical development adjacent sites was also factored in.