19 November 2010
The Graylingwell Park project
has scooped two major industry awards recently.
Capita Symonds provided transport planning
services on the scheme which won the ‘Sustainable Large Social
Housing Project of the Year’ at the Sustainable Housing Awards and
the ‘Best Zero Carbon Initiative’ category at the Housebuilder
Situated to the north eat of Chichester, the mixed-use scheme
comprises the redevelopment of an 85-acre redundant hospital site
into the largest carbon neutral neighbourhood in the UK.
It has been an excellent opportunity to provide transport advice in a team designing the largest zero carbon housing development in the UK...
The development, which retains a number of the
core hospital buildings, provides 750 new homes (40% will be
affordable housing); more than 2,400sqm of community uses; and
approximately 6,300sqm of commercial space. It will meet net
zero carbon for the whole development, Code for Sustainable Homes
Level 4, Code 6 for Energy, and EcoHomes Excellent on all
The project was designed through a community
planning process for the development partnership of Linden Homes,
Affinity Sutton and the Homes & Communities Agency.
Andrew Whittingham, Project Director, Capita Symonds, said:
“Inevitably introducing this level of development into a
constrained historic town such as Chichester presents considerable
challenges at both at the technical and political level (it is the
largest development in Chichester since the Romans). A key
aspect of our work was to make a convincing case that a realistic
mode shift away from the car could be achieved in keeping with the
philosophy of the scheme. This case emphasized the crucial
role of the travel plan in delivering travel objectives. It
has been an excellent opportunity to provide transport advice in a
team designing the largest zero carbon housing development in the