DKS provided lead masterplanning and architectural design services on threee sites over a 2 year competitive dialogue process to renowned developers 'First Base' on the UK's largest residential regeneration programme outside of London, set up to deliver 2,400 new homes over 19 sites.
Freight depot - A former railway site on the fringe of Gateshead town centre the DKS led design solution centred around the creation of a pedestrian boulevard linking the quayside to the Metro station within a self sufficient CSH Level 5 site with on site anaerobic digestion heat & electricity production.
Bensham - Brownfield housing sites within a network of existing terrace housing. DKS designed new terrace housing with a landscaped pedestrian frontage and secure car parking to the rear.
Birtley - A lower density rural site designed to make use of extensive SUDS and landscaping to create a genuinely 'green' alternative to standard spec housing. A masterplan was produced that enabled home zones to provide vehicular access but still identified opportunities for play spaces and permeable pedestrian routes.