Scrubs Lane Urban Framework
The Scrubs Lane development framework for the OPDC was prepared to help guide early regeneration projects and shape policy objectives within the Local Plan. We devised a strong narrative about the rich diversity and economy of the place, helping to shape a spatial urban strategy for new development able to deliver the required amount of housing alongside public spaces and other uses. Dovetailed with early dialogue about planning applications relating to the site, the OPDC invited us to help matchmake good relationships between existing businesses looking for a new homes, and developers who were looking for exciting productive tenants. We showed how servicing access and play could be shared around well-designed yards, how uses could be mixed in section at lower floors, and how the combination of tall buildings and generous public realm improvements could be considered together to contribute to a vibrant place.