Gloriana, Thurrock Council
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Located in Tilbury, Essex, St Chad’s is a development of 128 new homes for Thurrock Council, which fulfills the council’s aims of regenerating the town as well as providing new subsidised housing. This will be the first development undertaken through a new Wholly Owned Company, which has been set up by Thurrock Council solely for this purpose. We were appointed after winning a design competition at the end of 2013, with a proposal derived from three key ‘place making’ concepts:

A grid pattern of streets that links with the existing mid-20th century street layout.
A sequence of public spaces arranged diagonally through the street layout, connecting with surrounding farmland.
A diagonal linear park angled to focus on the distant views of Tilbury Docks, so that the new development is strongly linked to the identity of Tilbury.