HTA@50 - Mulberry Park
Our masterplan for Mulberry Park will deliver 700 new homes, a new primary school and shops for Housing Association Curo, in the village of Combe Down on the edges of the Bath World Heritage Site. Built on the site of Foxhill, a redundant MoD research facility, the first phase of 275 homes achieves city centre densities in a suburban setting, working whilst respecting distant views from Bath Royal Crescent.
A formal avenue of terraced villas creates a stately arrival quite appropriate to the local Georgian vernacular, that slopes gently down to the new school and a future neighbourhood park. The housing is composed of a wide range of housing types, with cottage houses, apartment blocks, family villas and coach houses, to recreate the grain typical of the compact local villages.
One of the few schemes in the region built predominantly of brick the houses nonetheless incorporate elements of Bath Stone that knit the scheme into the existing village.