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  • 1. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // Sustainable development is most effectively achieved if it engages stakeholder knowledge andCommunity Planning commitment at every stage of the process.Clients //Public bodies, Participatory techniques can be applied at any scale of project, and have been shown to acceleratelocal authorities, the decision-making process, break down barriers and achieve a common sense of ownership. Iland owners, land have facilitated a range of collaborative planning events including community planning weekendspromoters, developers and key stakeholder charrettes.and house builders. March 2013
  • 2. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //Hethersett North,Hethersett, NorfolkMasterplan to outlineplanning submissionClient //Ptarmigan Land Project leader overseeing the preparation of A sensitive approach to development is 100ha mixed use urban extension to the village adopted, fitting in with the existing valuable of Hethersett. landscape structure of natural features The development at Hethersett North including trees, hedgerows, ponds and other provides the opportunity to create new ecologically sensitive areas. distinctive high quality and sustainable mixed- The development will have a strong sense use neighbourhoods, containing up to 1,196 of belonging to South Norfolk promoted homes, set within a generous and spectacular by a clear hierarchy of memorable spaces, landscape network of parks, water features, landscape features and buildings. sports pitches, allotments, community gardens and cycle ways. The majority of the site will be accessible to the public offering a new and significant leisure resource for the residents of Hethersett. March 2013
  • 3. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // The following sequence of diagrams, show the key organising principles for the proposedHethersett North, development at Hethersett.Hethersett, NorfolkMasterplan to outlineplanning submissionClient //Ptarmigan Land 1. The site today. 2. Establish a primary landscape network. 3. Establish a secondary landscape network. 4. Hethersett grows. 5. Connect the east to the west 6. Establish secondary routes 7. Anchor parks 8. Creation of a neighbourhood hub 9. Downgrade Back Lane 10. Neighbourhood community focal points March 2013
  • 4. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //Land West ofSouthwater,Southwater, HorshamMasterplan to outlineplanning submissionClient //Berkeley Project leader overseeing the preparation of 513 home urban extension of Southwater, Horsham. The vision for land west of Southwater is informed by appreciating the DNA of the village. The proposals draw upon the village’s best qualities to create an appropriate yet distinct character. The land west of Southwater will deliver new and improved community assets including a new cricket pitch and sports pavilion, football pitches, a site for a secondary school, a new parish building, improvements to the village hall and expanded allotments. March 2013
  • 5. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // Creator the JTP Vision DocumentVision documents/ methodology forming part of formalRepresentations representations to emerging Core Strategies. The document sets out the vision for theClient // site, the principles of development andVarious including the identification of benefits of developingQuintain, General at particular location. Benefits may includeMotors, land owners access to existing facilities or other sustainableand Ptarmigan Land criteria such as public transport or cycle and pedestrian routes. March 2013
  • 6. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //Hounslow WestTube Station,HounslowFeasibility Study(private commission)Client //Transport for London(TfL) Private commission for a feasibility study prepared on behalf of Transport for London in support of the redevelopment of the land at Hounslow West Underground Station. Proposals include a high density mixed use scheme composed of apartments, office, retail and a new transport interchange set around the grade II listed station building. March 2013
  • 7. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // Associate Director overseeing the preparation of 24ha mixed-use waterside masterplan on aChesterfield brownfield site adjacent to town centre. The redevelopment involves the creation of a mixed-Waterside, use heart, set around a new canal basin serving as the terminus for a newly revitalised 40 mileChesterfield stretch of canal.Masterplan to outline Proposals also include a new navigable canal arm, 1,200 homes, shops bars, cafes, reasturants,planning submission office space, an ecological park, homezones and an extensive SUDS network.Client //ChesterfieldWaterside Partnership March 2013
  • 8. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //Lower Broughton,Salford ManchesterDevelopmentframework towardSPDClient //CountrysideProperties Associate Director overseeing the design aspect of 50ha+ Development Framework for Lower Broughton, a brownfield site in East Salford only 25 minutes walk from Manchester City Centre. Currently an underused area with industrial uses along the River Irwell and low quality housing with ill defined or underused associated open space. Lower Broughton is a critical site in the realisation of Salfords’ aspirations for regeneration and strengthening its role in the wider city region. The Development Framework is designed to articulate the vision for Lower Broughton and how it will be achieved in terms of built form. It explains the story behind the vision; in particular how the proposed development could physically deliver much needed social infrastructure and facilities in an area suffering from lack of investment and social pride. Regeneration proposals involve the repopulation of the failing neighbourhood through the provision of new homes, provision of new jobs, a re-envisaged local centre and the creation of a city-significant waterside park. March 2013
  • 9. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //West Ruislip,HillingdonMasterplan to outlineplanning submissionClient //St. Modwen & Vinci Project leader for the redevelopment of an ex Ministry of Defence brownfield site in the London Borough Of Hillingdon. The redevelopment proposes 500 new homes, a community hall, school and new playing fields. March 2013
  • 10. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //Tattenhoe Park,Milton KeynesDevelopmentframework to outlineplanning submissionClient //English Partnerships Project leader for 52ha site proposing a new neighbourhood of over 1,300 new homes, with shops and community facilities, public open space and a new primary school. The masterplan aims to deliver an attractive, well designed place to live, with strong connections to surrounding neighbourhoods and the wider city. March 2013
  • 11. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject //Yew Tree Farm,BurscoughVision forrepresentations(private commission)Client //CromptonDevelopments Private urban design commission through Mosaic Urban Design Ltd. Masterplan for a 1,100 unit mixed use masterplan in Burscough, West Lancashire. Proposals include a new town park, feature lake, allotments, youth centre, local mixed use centre comprising shops, office space, workshops, apartments, a cafe and public house. The scheme is currently being promoted through the West Lancashire Core Strategy. March 2013
  • 12. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // King Abdullah CARE is a newKing Abdullah CARE city of 60,000 residents with theEco City, Riyadh, Saudi primary purpose of spearheadingArabia. research and industry in the fields of atomic and renewable energy. AsDevelopment such, the Masterplan reflects thisframework for a new vision by providing a sustainablesustainable city environment for a viable nationalClient // atomic and renewable energy sector. The Masterplan allows for the crossKing Abdullah CARE fertilization of research and industry as well as the permeation of ideas and products between the city and the rest of the kingdom. March 2013
  • 13. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // Design leader overseeing the design of a new expatriate community inDiriyah, Riyad, Saudi Riyad, Saudi Arabia.Arabia Located western Riyad the proposal incorporates over 1,000 newMasterplan homes in a mixture of apartments and terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.Client // The heart of the scheme provides a range of community facilitiesMillenium including a souk, ciniema and community club house all set in generous,Development and spectacular landscape.Saudi Oger March 2013
  • 14. Stephen Robins // Selected ProjectsProject // Detroit exemplifies the typical American post peak oil. The subsequent reduced cityOak Park, Detroit, city suffering from declining fortunes of the area available for residential use enablesUnited States of car industry and empty abandoned streets the opportunity for the intensification andAmerica caused by the sub prime mortgage crisis. restructuring of the remaining suburban With large areas of Detroit abandoned and areas into local centres capable of supportingCompetition // left to decay its time to re-evaluate the themselves from a social, environmental andResilient Cities – fundamental structure of the city alongside economic standpoint. All this must be in2nd Place recommendations for a new denser suburban keeping with the American Dream of freedom grain to create a true resilient city. of choice. Opportunity for every person to By giving back swathes of land within the choose how they want to live, whether to city to urban agriculture, bio fuel crops and redevelop their plot of land on their own, renewable energy resources such as solar or perhaps with a neighbor, or maybe a farms can we turn abandoned parts of the developer, or to keep the big house and all city to the advantage of all and instil a shift the land. Broad choice of accommodation is to localised urbanism and sustainable living at the heart of our proposal to foster diverse social sustainability. March 2013