Bidwells Urban Design Studio have developed an urban design strategy for this proposed residential infill, forming part of the new north-eastern boundary to the village of Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire.
Bidwells Urban Design Studio has undertaken a conceptual master planning study on behalf of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge (University Hospitals) NHS Trust, to examine the capacity of the 10.68ha site, which is surplus to NHS needs.
After many decades of housing Rothamsted’s experimental station’s offices, and then a long-term tenant, Rivers Lodge, a Grade II Listed property, had become tired and worn and the client had the vision to turn it into a modern office building.
Bidwells was instructed to obtain planning permission from Braintree District Council
or a 50 dwelling scheme on this unallocated greenfield site to the east of Monks Road, Earls Colne, following promotion through the Local Plan.