Wichelstowe, Swindon

Location:

Wichelstowe, Swindon

Client:

Barratt Homes

Project Value:

£200 million

IDP successfully assisted Barratt homes to secure a contract to deliver a new urban centre at the heart of the Wichelstowe Urban Extension to Swindon.

The design uses a waterside setting to create a focus for the community, featuring retirement apartments and ‘build to rent’ apartments to create an active and vibrant urban core.

The masterplan uses a carefully choreographed network of space incorporating retail, leisure uses and strong community functions (including primary and secondary schools, medical centre and community centre). The resulting effect is to maximise the socio-economic success of the centre and wider urban extension.