Location: Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Client: Barratt Urban Regeneration
Status: Planning Approved 2009, Built 2014
The Silverdale Colliery site constitutes one of the oldest collieries in the Staffordshire coal field, and has for nearly 200 years, been worked in some shape or form. As such the local community has grown around the colliery and its various pits. The landform itself also shapes and forms both the historic colliery and the settlement that grew around it. They are situated in a valley and the railway and the hills on either side constrain the development into a linear form.
Reclamation and regeneration of the site offers the opportunity to integrate the former industrial site within the existing community, providing balance, and opening up access ways and desire routes into the reclaimed and regenerated landscape beyond. The design team have extensive experience of competing within English Partnerships Quality and Price Standards framework.