PRP to masterplan Ebbsfleet Garden City project
PRP has been appointed as lead architect and masterplanner on Western Village in North Kent, by joint venture development partners, Clarion and Countryside. Part of the Eastern Quarry section of Ebbsfleet Garden City, the Western Village scheme is set to deliver up to 2,600 new homes.
Designed by PRP, Western Village will deliver a strong sense of community for those that live there. The homes will respond to their rural surrounds, including a former quarry which will also provide a dramatic backdrop to the scheme.
The homes will be linked to landscaped and open green spaces through walk and cycle ways, promoting wellbeing and maximising residents’ quality of life.
Western Village will form the largest ‘village’ within Eastern Quarry and be a major contributor to Ebbsfleet, becoming the largest Garden City in the UK. The masterplan includes a detailed first phase of 250 homes to be delivered as part of a hybrid planning application for Western Village, which will become a strong, cohesive and inclusive community once complete.
Manisha Patel, Senior Partner at PRP, said: “Our work, as masterplanners and architects, has meant we are heavily involved in shaping the future of this new district in North Kent, which is a very exciting prospect. We have worked with both developers on a number of occasions and found they have a common focus of creating places with community values at heart, which has also been reflected in the masterplan for Western Village.”