New Bolton Woods
The development of the New Bolton Woods site in Bradford has been led by a partnership between regeneration company URBO and Bradford Council which was created to guide, manage and secure a sustainable development in Bolton Woods over the coming years. As part of the project URBED were appointed to develop the masterplan, design guide and sustainability strategy for the scheme. The masterplan is for a new neighbourhood with up to 1,000 new homes divided into a number of sub-neighbourhoods and including a new local centre.
Core to the masterplan is the concept of six sub neighbourhoods, all of which will be developed with a distinctive character. The neighbourhoods will take their place amongst the surrounding neighbourhoods of Bradford to stitch the valley together and are described in detail within a neighbourhood design guide.
The outline planning application will enable the delivery of a choice of high quality housing, with local facilities, a strong identity and unique character. A new food-store will kick start the regeneration of the area and help form a new local centre. By embedding sustainability into the masterplan from the very beginning, and creating a strategy that benchmarks the scheme against best practice in the UK, the masterplan aims to achieve excellent sustainability standards that will only improve as more development is delivered.