North Stoneham Park

Strategic development as a catalyst for the restoration of a lost landscape

Set within a fragmented 17th-19th Century parkland, North Stoneham Park will deliver over 1,100 new homes as well as primary education, a prestigious care home and the restoration of historic parkland features.

Artist's Impression

2019 BREEAM Awards

North Stoneham Park is a 17th -19th century locally-listed parkland, which once formed the setting for the now lost Fleming family mansion of the same name. Working with Highwood Homes, we have been involved from outline through to construction to develop a cohesive landscape strategy, including the restoration of ‘Avenue Park’, influenced by Capability Brown.

This landmark residential scheme in Eastleigh has recently received ‘Highly Commended Status’ at the 2019 BREEAM Awards. Our parkland landscape has helped shape a new community and has been sensitively designed to improve local pedestrian and cycle links, natural equipped play areas, SuDS and enhanced wildlife corridors.

Applying Green Infrastructure

The development also provides significant open space improvements including an extension to the adjoining Lakeside Country Park, links to a Forest Park Green Infrastructure Initiative and contributions to the Eastleigh Sports Hub.

The success of this project is largely down to the speed that the locally based consultant team delivered the first phase of approvals that, in turn, led to construction starting within 18 months of reserved matters applications. When completed, this first phase will deliver over 500 homes and a new community park – due to open in late 2019.

Client:

Highwood Homes

Collaborators:

HGP Architects, Odyssey, WYG Planning and Ecology, Paul Basham Associates