ICON

Winner of The Landscape Institute Awards 2013 and The Housing Awards 2010

Icon is a unique development of 400 new homes on the former site of the Clarks Shoe Factory in the Somerset village of Street. Working alongside Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios we designed the masterplan for the 10 hectare site, and delivery of the detail design for Phase 1 Lime Tree Court. Our vision was to create a harmonious ‘shared space’ environment, to create a strong sense of place and belonging.

Design details:

  • Semi-private garden streets, mews and courtyards
  • A central 600m sustainable reed bed drainage system
  • Formal avenues, wild habitat area, landscape zones and a village green
  • Large linear park and pocket parks throughout
  • Ponds and reed beds to reflect the local Somerset levels
  • Attractive and productive orchards and herb gardens
  • Equal rights for cars, pedestrians and cyclists in a calmed environment
  • Street art including a shoe tree, sculptures and topiary
  • Door stop detailing for an integrated streetscape

“This scheme accepts people use cars and makes a virtue of the need to garage them. People pull up right outside the front door to unload their families before parking up – mews have additional remote courts. These integral house types achieve the perfect balance of garaging, urban design and daylighting to bedrooms and living spaces.” – Housing Design Awards 2010 – Judges’ comments

  • ArchitectsFeilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • EngineersArup
  • Quantity SurveyorsGleeds
  • CollaboratorsPlanning Consultant: Alder King
    Art works: Forge Projects
    Ben Hamilton-Baillie
  • LocationSomerset UK
  • Site area10.7 Hectares
  • ClientC&J Clark Properties
    Crest Nicholson
  • Project value£50 million

Awards

CABE Building for Life Standards Gold Award

Housing Awards Overall winner

Landscape Institute Awards Best Medium Scale Private Development

CABE Building for Life Standards Gold Award

Housing Awards Overall Winner

Civic Trust Awards Commendation