The proposed residential development at Wensley Road in Reading has been designed to integrate into the surrounding neighbourhood and provide new affordable homes for local residents.
A range of homes from 1 bed flats to 4 bed houses are included through a 4 storey apartment building and 28 houses. The site has been arranged to integrate the new homes into the context of the three existing towers and create urban design improvements through integrated on-street parking.
At the centre of the site is a re-imagined community play and landscape space set within the existing mature trees. Existing and new homes overlook the central space and routes to wider neighbourhood connections have been enhanced through the site. The project was realised through a combined HTA approach that included the input from the architecture, planning, sustainability landscape and graphics teams.