Durhamgate Housing

Colour are integral to a design team that led and created the approved masterplan for the development, one of the largest mixed use developments in the North East of England. The development includes office, commercial, retail and residential development plots, assembled within a strong ecological landscape framework interconnecting with the wider green networks. Now being built out plot by plot, landscape design was at the heart of a success outline masterplan with design code approval, facilitating discharge of reserved matters.

Colour's inclusive design approach took advantage of microclimate and ecological links to create green spaces that provide a shared resource for all development plots. Essential transport infrastructure incorporates extensive tree planting and a range of attractive hard landscape materials to support a more sensitive built environment for all.

"The Colour team have produced the most stunning effective landscape designs with clever use of materials, products and species. They do not just provide a traditional approach but also think widely in their research and design inspiration. Being actively involved in initiatives such as exploratory play assists this greatly.
Ian Beaumont, Project Director CAST


Carillion Arlington Spennymoor Trust (CAST), Durham County Council

Project Team

FaulknerBrowns, DPP, Faithful & Gould, Capita, Jacobs, WSP





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