Design Team Appointed to improve Chorley's Green Spaces
The design team who are going to help spend £364,250 rejuvenating Chorley's green spaces has been selected following a four month competition.
The Halsall Lloyd Partnership has been selected following the four month Astley Village Green Spaces competition. They will work with housing provider Places for People and the local community to realise the vision for Astley Village. The project is part of the Green Spaces for People project, a £15m Big Lottery Funded programme to regenerate more than 70 green spaces across the country.
Launched in November 2008, the Astley Village Green Spaces competition sought ideas from design teams to help deliver a landscape/environmental improvement scheme for Astley Village, a 12 hectare housing estate in Chorley, Lancashire. It was important that the winning proposal addressed social inclusion, community cohesion, healthy living and community wellbeing and that the winning team could work closely with the local community.
The Astley Village Green Spaces competition started with an open and anonymous first stage, which attracted twenty seven submissions. From these, three teams were selected to attend a site walk-about and an interview with an assessment panel, which included community representation. The three teams involved in this second stage were:
Donaldson Edwards Partnership
Halsall Lloyd Partnership
Ian Campbell, Places for People , Project Development Manager said: "We are really excited to being working with Halsall Lloyd Partnership on the Astley Village Green Spaces for People project. Their ideas were innovative and stimulating, and exactly what Astley Village needs."