This 12.9 hectare site in Grays, Essex is an ex-chalk quarry currently occupied by chemical works, which is relocating to a more suitable location away from the town centre of Grays. The site is very close to this centre and at walking distance from a train station, which connects directly to central London as well from the River Thames and a ribbon of major parkland areas. This wealth of assets makes the site an ideal location for a residential-led development.
Opening a secondary site access for pedestrians and cyclists to the south, directly into the retail area of the town centre;
Concentrating densities to the south of the site also to capitalise on the connectivity as well as the less constrained local topography;
Buffer the embankments framing the site with generous landscaping;
Clustering the lower density residential areas in a series of compact neighbourhood along a street;
The masterplan successfully solves the place making objectives and delivers the required densities, however the team’s transport planners and engineers are exploring optional locations for an additional access road.
63 Rivington St London EC2A 3QQ
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