The scheme is founded upon strong principles of high quality urban design and architecture that is intended to provide an exemplar development. Cutting edge technologies will be adopted to ensure the development is energy efficient and carbon reduction principles are at its heart.
The scheme attempts to supply the needs and demands of tomorrow as well as those of today, with regard to the environment and the overall sustainability of a large urban housing development. The changing shape of the modern family is a critical consideration in design of sustainable housing in the future as the population's life patterns are now more varied and change more rapidly than in the past. The proposals will create 'Lifetime Buildings'; structures that can adapt to the individual's, and society's, changing needs. Integral to the design is the objective to reduce the demands for energy and the impact on the environment as a whole.
The proposal provides a mix of uses, but mostly residential accommodation. The scale and density of the proposed development reflects the site's high level of accessibility and its central location, whilst respecting the existing development in the area and the taller nature of the adjacent buildings.