Willow Grove: Site Description
The proposed development site for which theGillmoss development currently a circa thirty acreexpanse of severely underused green space. Theland parcel is bordered on two sides by majorcarriageways the A506 and M57, the site boundaryalso shares a common edge with a 1970
sresidential development in the form of theFazakerly housing estate and a more recentlydeveloped industrial park.
The hydrology system throughout the site creates aphysical break between the existing housingdevelopment and any subsequent building.However the extent to which the featuredwaterways cover the site provides an excitingopportunity for exciting and innovativedevelopment.
Gillmoss Urban Village and more speciﬁcally theWillow Grove development aim to visually andphysically annex the existing swathes of greenspace with active, vibrant living environments.Strength and passion in the design process has ledto an urban typology that is inﬂuenced by classicalEuropean street tissues, delivering an identity,character and intimacy to the completed scheme.
The scheme adopts a pseudo zoning approach,where speciﬁc functions are reserved for givenareas of the site. However, these areas arecreatively woven into one another, creating aseamless
The scheme is environmentally responsive andremains sympathetic to the various uses borderingthe site boundary. Due to the ﬂexibility and inbuiltadaptability of the scheme design, the ﬁnal productis supportive of the City Region
s sustainableeconomic and housing development schemes. Inshort Gillmoss Urban Village and the Willow Grovedevelopment promote self sufﬁcient, sustainableliving.
A breakdown of the Gillmoss Urban Village and theinternal Willow Grove development. The location ofthe site is mapped with the Urban DesignFramework superimposed within the site boundary.
Mersey Tram extension
. Site area
. Green belt
. Existing major road infrastructure
.Proposed secondary road network
. Existinghousing estate
. Proposedresidential development
. School playing ﬁelds
. Mixed-use hubs