|Acomb, York||City of York Council|
Lowfield Green comprises social, affordable, and private housing alongside an 80 bed care home and a mixed use health facility.
The focus of the masterplan is the new village green, a generous open space with play facilities, community growing spaces, and high quality natural planting. New pedestrian and cycle links integrate the scheme within the wider neighbourhood and vehicular routes have been designed with the aim of reducing traffic speeds and promoting walking and cycling.
Our design accommodates older people and downsizers, including a mix of lift accessed apartments and bungalows with wheelchair access. The bungalows and apartments are interspersed with a range of two to three storey family homes including starter houses designed for young families and larger townhouses fronting onto the village green.
There are a number of plots made available for self-builders and co-housing developments, which are developed separately by Yorspace and Native Architects. Our work on Lowfield Green is part of the wider ambition of developing 550 new homes on council land across five years.
urban design, architecture, town planning, landscape architecture