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6 Dec 2007

Chatsworth Gardens Morecombe Bay

Location: Morecambe, northwest Lancashire, north west England, UK
Date built: 2007-
Design: Peter Barber Architects

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Morecombe Bay Housing Chatsworth Gardens
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Chatsworth Gardens is a delightful new urban quarter laid out as a ladder of intimately scaled, tree lined streets and two new community gardens / parks.

At the busier streets and prominent corners at the edge of the scheme, buildings rise to three stories and non residential uses: perhaps a little local shop, some places for people to work, a deli, a café, a pub are added at street level. The accommodation above is a mixture of spectacular and roomy penthouse style maisonettes and delightful but inexpensive one bedroom starter apartments.

In Chatsworth Gardens, every home has its own front door and its own good sized piece of outdoor space in the form of a courtyard garden, a large roof terrace and/or a good sized balcony.

There are no large apartment buildings. Almost all dwellings are houses, cottages or maisonettes with direct and private street access.

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