Weaver Shipyard

  • Client H2O Urban
  • Location Northwich
  • Services Arboriculture, Ecology, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning, Urban Design

Masterplan for a proposed mixed use development of a sensitive site

A masterplan was developed as part of the site promotion of up to 80 residential units along with the redevelopment of the marina and boating facilities, in conjunction with the current site owners.

Scale, massing and density were carefully considered given the site sensitivities. The scheme proposals were set within a landscape framework that considered vehicular access, pedestrian connections to the existing footpath network and the introduction of a new cycle route through the scheme.

A key challenge in presenting the development to the planning authority was to ensure the units responded positively to the local environment, and complemented the local character, quality and integrity of the site and its context.

A pre-planning application with concept masterplan and development framework was submitted. Facilities comprised a redeveloped boat marina, moorings, boat yard and hub building incorporating a cafe, chandlery and toilet facilities and a residential scheme with associated infrastructure and open space.

“Urban Green's performance to date has been exceptional, providing professional representation and advice; coupled with high quality reporting on time and with attention to detail. I consider complete value for money has been achieved, particularly considering Urban Green covered for architectural services that others were unable to render, ensuring seamless transition and support to other members of the consultant team and CRT as client.”

John Gilman, former Development Manager, H2O Urban

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