Placemaking is about creating homes and spaces that work together to become places that are cherished by both residents and neighbouring communities. These places should afford opportunities for wildlife, be logical and useful; be beautiful and reflect their location. Above all these places should be sustainable.

Placemaking Principles

The Ashfield Partnership puts placemaking at the heart of everything we do when developing our new build homes. Place-making is about finding ways to protect and safeguard the future through such schemes as creating habitats for wildlife and choosing the right building materials to complement the local landscape.

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Our unique approach to creating new communities is to make places that make sense, somewhere people want to live and work not just today, but for generations to come.

Each Ashfield Partnership community, therefore, has been carefully thought about, planned and designed to embody the principles of place-making. This includes ensuring each new build home is bespoke and built using the highest quality materials to reflect local tradition while fulfilling modern day regulations and needs. It also means the interiors have been both logically and attractively designed to meet the demands of our busy, day-to-day lives.

The Luzborough, Whitenap and Mountbatten Park communities are designed to be easily navigable, the houses and open spaces are interesting and built using materials that complement the landscape. We have selected facilities, such as benches and streetlights, that add to the overall aesthetic rather than detract from it, and ensure residents feel safe everywhere, no matter the time of day.

Local Identity

A key part of placemaking is creating developments that reflect the existing communities they are in, and so creating new, sustainable housing that complements traditional Hampshire architecture is one of the most important considerations of The Ashfield Partnership. This means building new homes that reflect the local surroundings and add real value locally, not just now, but for many years to come. The materials we choose to build our sustainable housing is a key contributor to place-making. Using local, natural materials wherever possible is one way to capture the local identity and also contributes to the sustainability of the build.