28 - 10 - 2022

We are delighted to announce that, following a successful appeals process, BPTW has secured planning approval for a landmark apartment scheme at Lytton Way on the outskirts of Stevenage Town Centre in Hertfordshire.

Designed for Hill, the scheme is in close proximity to Stevenage Old Town, New Town and the railway station, and will deliver 576 apartments across 7 buildings set within a network of open green spaces and high-quality public realm. The buildings range in height from 7-16 storeys and will offer studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments split across affordable rent, PRS and market sale tenures.

The building forms were developed to provide 3 defined, brick-led typologies responding to the opportunities and constraints presented across the site. Tall, slender landmark elements act as visual wayfinding points for both the Old and New Towns, whilst smaller pavilion blocks tie the scheme together and create characterful amenity areas with a central, buffered greenspace for children’s play and interaction.

Lytton Way’s desirable location promotes the use of Stevenage’s sustainable transport system, pedestrian and cycle networks and will be within a 5-minute walk of the town centre.

The site was previously refused planning approval on the grounds that its height and massing did not comply with SPD guidelines. During the appeal process BPTW referenced the contextual and analytical design process which responded to both the Old and New Towns of Stevenage whilst maximising Lytton Way’s potential, ultimately leading to the successful approval of the site.