Akwright Town

Design of a new village

Design of a new village to replace an existing village threatened by methane gas emissions.

The project, comprising 300 dwellings, primary school, village hall, miners’ welfare club, retail and community facilities involved detail consultations with both the community and other key stakeholder groups. Elderly and special needs accommodation featured prominently throughout this project.

Client
British Coal & North East Derbyshire Council

Location
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Project Value
Approx $50m

Awards
National Urban Design Competition - Winner
Subject of several regional and national television and radio documentaries and press articles

Note: Project carried out while Managing Associate, Brock Carmichael Architects Ltd