North Prospect is the first phase of a regeneration scheme north of Plymouth City Centre providing 237 homes as part of an overall strategy to provide over 1900 new homes. The new homes will provide a variety of different sized homes to cater for a mixed community in contrast to the aging post First World War homes that are now beginning to show their age. The Community Hub is a major aspect of the overall development strategy, providing a key juncture in the close knit community.
The Hub will provide essential community uses such as community learning, a library, a nursery, shops and offices for the local residents to work in. Above the Hub will be a sheltered housing that puts the important older members of the community right at the heart of the population. HTA and Barratt Urban Regeneration team assisted Barratt Exeter in winning the competition for the first phase of the development. The competition was submitted in July 2010 and a planning application made in November. The application was divided into two parts phase 1A was a full detailed application while phase 1B was submitted as an outline application. With permission granted for both HTA are now assisting Barratt and Plymouth Community Homes in preparing the detailed application for phase 1B.
Following the success of the first phase Barratt were selected in competition for the second phase of the regeneration of the estate in February 2012. This larger phase is for 344 new homes made up of predominantly houses with a limited number of flat blocks to frame public open spaces. Given the large numbers within the phase a key challenge in winning the competition was demonstrating that variety can be achieved across the phase. This was considered particularly important to address as Barratt were already delivering the first two sub phases. The key to unlocking the different character across the site was a mixture of responding to the existing mature Lime trees from the original garden city setting out and the complex topography of the site.
Client: Barratt Homes
Accommodation: 237 new homes and community library, nursery, shops, offices and a sheltered housing building in phase 1 and 344 new homes in phase 2
Start Date: 2010
Completion Date: 2015