A unique development for ex-servicemen
Thrive Architects, Redrow Homes, Wilton Community Land Trust
Our public realm design for The Veterans’ Hub – a flexible working and training space aimed at ex-servicemen – centres around a community café and veteran accommodation.
The veterans’ development at Wilton Hill is part of a larger, mixed-use development of the former Land Forces HQ at Erskine Barracks, Wilton in Wiltshire. This unique development is a partnership between Our Enterprise, Redrow Homes and the Wilton Community Land Trust.
From our detailed site analysis, a series of landscape concept options were presented to the client based on the site’s military heritage, the landscape setting within the Wiltshire Downs, and the restorative benefits that the natural environment can have on well-being.
The approved design provides a blend of subtle chalk grassland landforms, regimented beech copses, and hedges that together frame a central space for local activities at the Enterprise Hub. Adopting shared-surface design principles, the public realm provides a destination for the local community and ex-servicemen to come together, creating a vibrant and safe environment for pedestrian activity and community events.