A community, not a development.
Our overriding ambition for Yarnton was to create a meaningful community; not just a development. A place where a community can be established easily and endure long after the diggers have left. In order to realise our ambitions, we had to discover what enables a community to form and flourish whilst capturing what is special to Yarnton in order to make this approach easier to realise.
As with all of our projects, we took a landscape-led approach to ensure that the existing assets of the site, which included beautiful mature trees and hedgerows, were celebrated as part of our designs and became the emphasis for the public realm strategy for the site. The site’s stunning mature and veteran tree groupings alongside the distinct edges to the site are characteristic assets that the proposals were framed around. Referencing the existing landscape features was hugely important to establish what is unique to the site and give the proposals their own identity