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 Gerardine 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 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.

Construction of the first phase of 61 homes commenced in early 2017. In January 2018, the show homes launched and the development won the award for ‘Large Housing Development of the Year’ at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards 2018. Find out more about the development at