- Gloriana, Thurrock Council
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Located in Tilbury, Essex, St Chad’s is a development of 130 new homes for Thurrock Council, which fulfills the Council’s aims of regenerating the town as well as providing new subsidised housing.
This was the first development which the Council undertook via a new Wholly Owned Company which has been set up solely for this purpose. Bell Phillips Architects were appointed after winning a design competition with a proposal derived from three key ‘place making’ concepts:
A grid pattern of streets that links with the existing mid-20th century street pattern.
A sequence of public spaces arranged diagonally through the street layout, connecting with surrounding farmland.
A diagonal swathe of green space angled to focus on the distant views of the cranes, so that the new development is strongly linked to the identity of Tilbury.