Press Release: 24.06.16
Planning and design consultancy Terence O'Rourke has been highly commended in the Planning for Housing Growth category in the Planning and Placemaking 2016 awards for its work on Wilton Hill in Wiltshire.
The 34-acre site on the former Erskine Barracks includes the UK’s first purpose built campus for service veterans. Terence O’Rourke was among competition from around the country for its work to redevelop the site to create over 400 homes, including 65 homes for service veterans, along with a café, shop and crèche.
Tim Hancock, managing director of Terence O'Rourke, said: "We are delighted to have won ‘Highly Commended’ for the Planning for Housing Growth award which recognises the excellent work undertaken by the team. We have been successful in these awards in previous years so it’s great for the team to continue to be recognised for our high standards of work.” Technical director, Nick Guildford added: “Wilton Hill, as well as providing much needed homes in Wiltshire, is also taking on a unique project to provide facilities for veterans on a former military barracks. We are thrilled such a worthwhile development has been acknowledged.”
A mix of market and affordable housing will be delivered by Redrow Homes and the veterans’ campus by Our Enterprise. Terence O'Rourke and Thrive Architects gained permission in October 2014.
The plans also include a new Enterprise Hub building that will provide training and employment services and facilities for service veterans living on the site.