17 - 12 - 2020
We are thrilled to share that last night BPTW secured planning consent for Harbour Village – a major regeneration scheme providing up to 532 new homes and amenity space over 12 hectares of former industrial land at Northfleet in Kent. Designed on behalf of Bellway Homes, the housing-led masterplan sees the formation of a new sustainable riverfront neighbourhood within the Ebbsfleet Garden City’s Northfleet Embankment West.
For BPTW, the project marks the expansion of the practice’s portfolio across the Thames Gateway and Medway, including Rochester Riverside – overall winner at the 2020 Housing Design Awards where BPTW’s ongoing urban extension to Rochester includes over 500 homes.
The existing site is characterised by its location on the south bank of the Thames Estuary, where remains of its industrial past sit alongside chalk cliffs, escarpments and large areas of vegetation containing a wealth of wildlife habitats. BPTW have devised a series of architectural character areas that respond to their locations within the masterplan, and which combine to form a cohesive network of streets and open spaces.