Creating Place was appointed by Adam Architecture to assist them develop design principles for a Major Development Area on the outskirts of Newquay following a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

The proposals, based on Robert Krier’s urban design principles sought to create a robust framework for development which would allow blocks to be designed to respond to economic climate and market trends whilst maintaining key urban design principles to create a sense of place.

The Phase 2 study illustrated a masterplan for a minimum of 200 dwellings of mixed tenure and typology and included open space provision, crèche, retail outlet and commercial premises. The perimeter blocks enclose parking courts, car ports, garages and energy/recycling centres. The design uses built form, rather than highway features to guide traffic through the development and keep traffic speeds to a minimum.

The wider objective was to develop a sustainable approach to the urban expansion of Newquay to accommodate 7500 homes planned over the next 20 years.

Description Major Development Area

Stages Planning

Period 2005

Client Duchy of Cornwall

Team Lead Adam Architecture

Value Undisclosed