Moat Lane Regeneration Location City: Towcester, UK

Context-sensitive and sustainable regeneration in a heritage setting.

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Masterplanning, Mixed Use, Retail, Residential, Leisure, Workplace
London, Bristol
Morgan Sindall / South Northamptonshire Council


Key Info

A new community building, community space, offices, 132 homes and shops sensitively designed around a scheduled ancient monument.
Completed in 2021

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Sensitive design around a scheduled ancient monument

Moat Lane is a residential-led, mixed-use regeneration project which has been sensitively built around a scheduled ancient monument (the restored Bury Mount, the remains of an ancient motte and bailey castle) in the historic UK town of Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Diverse and sustainable uses and amenities

The BREEAM Very Good development is designed to help regenerate Towcester High Street and the wider town centre, and includes a new community building, community space, offices, 132 homes and shops.

Designed appropriately for a conservation area

The Moat Lane area lies within the Towcester Conservation Area and includes several listed buildings, the scheduled ancient monument and registered parkland. The 50,000m² scheme has been carefully designed to ensure that all these elements are treated appropriately.

In-depth community liaison

The Chapman Taylor-delivered masterplan, designed in close liaison with local groups and relevant authorities, provides the Roman market town with new economic, social and community infrastructure which will help ensure the sustainability of the scheme for decades to come.

Chapman Taylor masterplanned the heritage-sensitive Moat Lane mixed-use regeneration scheme for Morgan Sindall and South (now West) Northamptonshire Council.

Joanna Stott (BA (Hons) Dip Arch)

Associate Director, UK

Joanna joined Chapman Taylor in 2008 as a Senior Architect bringing an all-round design experience in masterplanning, detailed design, construction and project delivery.

Becoming an Associate Director in 2012 she is now responsible for leading UK asset enhancement schemes and international mixed-use developments. She also oversees Chapman Taylor’s ISO 14001 Environmental Management system.

With over 20 years’ experience, Joanna’s primary interest is in the creation of successful urban regeneration, retail-led mixed-use developments.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Retail / Residential / Masterplanning / Transportation

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