20 - 06 - 2022

We are delighted to have submitted the planning application for the Ham Close Regeneration, a 452-home landscape-focused masterplan in Ham, Richmond, for clients Hill Residential, Richmond Housing Partnership, and LB Richmond Upon Thames.

Our design provides a range of beautifully designed homes from one-bed apartments through to five-bedroom family homes across a mixture of tenures, delivering quality housing that is inspired by the rich history of the area; this includes a provision of 49% affordable housing. The masterplan will also achieve a 66% reduction in carbon emissions beyond Building Regulations utilising a fabric-first approach and by including sustainable technologies such as PV panels and air source heat pumps.

In addition to new homes, a new community centre designed by WR-AP will be provided, alongside significant public realm improvements including a new linear park which will run through the centre of Ham Close, linking the streets and homes to Ham Village Green. In collaboration with LUC, play spaces and community gardening spaces have also been integrated into the proposals creating areas for socialising for all members of the Ham community. We have also collaborated with Sphere25 who were the appointed planning consultants.

Throughout the design development process, our architectural team hosted a number of public engagement events as well as workshops to ensure the proposals reflect the local communities’ aspirations and the unique character of the area. Ours and the community’s experiences of the ‘Essence of Ham’ have inspired the public realm and elevational treatment, forming characterful streets and public spaces within a cohesive masterplan that both celebrates and embraces Ham.

A fantastic scheme which will set a precedent in terms of architectural quality and the level of inclusion and involvement from the local community.

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