Nicholas Pearson Associates

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Braydon Mead, Priory Vale, Swindon

Client: Crest Nicholson South West Ltd.
with Barton Willmore Partnership, M L Design - Architects, WSP - Engineering

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Braydon Mead is Crest Nicholson South West's residential scheme at Priory Vale, part of the 260 hectare greenfield site on the northern edge of Swindon planned as mixed use development. The master plan for the area has been carefully developed following 'best practice' urban design principles.

Crest Nicholson's first phase comprises a medium density 'semi-rural' style development including two and three storey houses and flats. The housing design reflects local building styles, with a key building reflecting mill architecture. This project is one of many projects Crest are now taking forward in Priory Vale, including plans for the new village centre serving the development.

Nicholas Pearson Associates have an ongoing role with Crest Nicholson, acting as landscape consultant assisting in the design layouts of the residential areas, preparing hard and soft landscape strategies, preparing detailed landscape designs, and supervising site implementation works. For the first phase we have prepared contemporary garden designs schemes for four show houses, a series of gardens surrounding the 'mill' building including a pond and stream, and undertaken general housing landscape design. We also provide landscape schemes for roads, public open space, and for the village centre squares.

Our involvement has required good working relationships with Swindon Borough Council, English Nature, Environment Agency and other statutory consultees. Nicholas Pearson Associates also act as environmental consultants to North Swindon Development Company who oversee the overall design and infrastructure of the Priory Vale development.