Proctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canterbury

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Proctor and Matthews Architects have released its plans for 140 homes in the first development phase of Mountfield Park, a major urban extension of Canterbury, England as a 21st-century garden city. 

Inspired by the local landscape and vernacular forms, namely nearby courtyard farms and the site’s existing landscape of hops fields and fruit orchards, this first phase of the development will feature six residential clusters with houses interconnected around an orchard landscape. These clusters will be configured as a series of stepped terraces, in response to the site’s topography.

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Each residential court cluster is contained within a red brick perimeter wall incorporating gables, chimneys and perforated brick panels. This echoes Kent village streetscapes, and provides a distinctive profile to the clusters. White masonry gables rise above the wall – a hint of the predominantly white courtyard façade walls of each home. Red clay tile roofs dominate, while natural slate is used in places to add variety and accentuate particular buildings. A scattering of different gable treatments offers further visual interest – described the architects. 

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Houses will range in typology and size, from one-bedroom apartments to six bedroom family homes.

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The elevated siting of the project will afford views of Bell Harry, the tower of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Development is expected to begin in early 2017, if planning consent is granted, and the first homes will be completed by March 2018.

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