The project reinstates the former street grid lost under the Agora and provides new car-free streets, a pocket park and a sustainability mobility hub and incorporates a renewable energy microgrid. The project obtained planning permission in August 2021 and will commence construction in summer 2022.
The project, which was submitted for planning at the end of 2020 by TOWN working with architects Mikhail Riches and Mole and landscape architects URBED, was recognised in July with a prestigious Festival of Place / Design Council award for the UK’s best ‘future place’.
Earlier this year the National Urban Design Awards were relaunched with new categories to reflect the different types of work undertaken by practitioners in urban design from policies, urban design frameworks and masterplans through to built schemes, with criteria based on real-world design guidance/standards and statutory duties.
Love Wolverton has featured on the GHA Knowledgebase as part of 14 new net zero and ultra-low energy new build housing case studies developed thanks to funding from MCS Charitable Foundation. The exemplar projects were produced with the aim to share best practices and learning within the GHA membership network and the wider industry.