Tadpole Garden Village
Client: Crest Nicholson
2018: Planning Awards - Best Housing Scheme (500 homes or more) - Winner
2017: Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Outstanding Placemaking - Finalist
2017: RICS Awards - Residential category - Shortlisted
2016: Building Awards - Housing Project of the year - Shortlisted
2015: Housebuilder Awards - Best Community Initiative
Terence O’Rourke was appointed by Crest Nicholson to prepare an illustrative master plan, providing layout and detailed design code for phases 2, 3 and 4 of Tadpole Garden Village.
The proposals, approved in summer 2014, comprise 1,700 homes in a garden village setting (approx. 180 hectares), a new primary school, employment land, a local centre, and generous provision of open space including a nature park.
Tadpole Garden Village is characterised by tree-lined avenues, mature hedgerows and greenways, large front gardens and generous open space provision.
Community is at the heart of the proposals, with primary school, community centre, healthcare facilities, the village pub and local centre forming the book-ends of a high street in the centre of the design.
The views of stakeholders and the local community were also a driving factor in the design, with community engagement and support recognised in the 2015 Housebuilder Awards (Best Community Initiative).
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