Green Hills

Location: Blackburn
Client: Kingswood Homes
Status: Ongoing

Project Description:
After a successful partnership ten years ago, designing the award-winning Staiths South Bank development at Gateshead, IDPartnership are again working with Wayne and Geradine Hemingway of Hemingway Design. Detailed planning permission has been secured on behalf of Kingswood Homes for 167 family homes in an upland west Pennine setting near to Blackburn.

No less than 41 bespoke house types, with a variety of exterior finishes, have been developed which take inspiration from a more rural vernacular. The materiality of the development is intended to respect and celebrate its unique Pennine location, whilst at the same time, utilising modern functionality and detailing to provide a contemporary take on traditional Lancashire barns.

Green Hills Blackburn is designed to be sustainable on a number of levels. The careful landscape-led design ensures that generous green corridors accommodate SuDS (sustainable drainage systems) with natural stream beds and swales at the bottom of the hill being key generators of the integrated landscape design and indeed beauty of the project.

The development is now on site with the first phase of development for 61 homes under construction. More information is available at