Laverick Park (South Tyneside) Garden Village
We like to feel that smart growth, means ticking all the boxes with regard to putting development in the right place. At Laverick Park, the location on the southern fringe of South Tyneside meets this ambition looks like it ticks the boxes.
Surrounded by major strategic infrastructure, a landscape devoid of significant ecological value, strategic land ownership, and links to a community that is well connected in the Metro system, but with schools in need of investment, the development of three new villages, each with individual attributes focused on increasing local prosperity and sense of community, has the capacity to provide up to 3,000 homes, a shortfall for which is threatened in the local plan, and focus growth sustainably in one place.
Treating any landscape with respect, even those with few defining features, is how we like to approach our commissions. Laverick Park provides the opportunity to create a caring, friendly landscape, synonymous with the immense hospitality of the region, and allowing for the rediscovery of close-knit village forms so close to the sense of community for with the Northeast is famed.