Client: Rouse Kent Ltd (now Liberty Property)
“Terence O’Rourke is very good at seeing the big picture and understanding all the various influences that can affect a project before working them into the strategy. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the planning system, they are good at working with the planning authorities cooperatively to enable all parties to get what they need to create a successful project.”
JIM LUTZ, Senior Vice President of Development, Liberty Property Trust
Terence O’Rourke was appointed to create a masterplan for this large, mixed use business park on a former airfield site near Maidstone, Kent. Since 1998, we have successfully secured three revisions to the land use mix through development briefs and planning consents. This has resulted in a more balanced community of 2mn sq ft (185,806sq m) of office space and 3,500 residential units, from an initial mix of 3.8mn sq ft (353,031sq m) of offices and 500 dwellings.
Kings Hill is now a truly mixed use and sustainable community with high profile corporates such as Kimberley Clark and Rotary Watches, a range of award winning homes, a district centre, golf course, country park and bus services. Retail and community uses at Kings Hill include an Asda store, public house, a Little Waitrose, restaurants, GP practice, children’s nursery and two primary schools.
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Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'