This challenging landscape has been modelled in detail to make sure that the most sustainable solution has been found.
As the largest site within the Barnsley Local Plan, this masterplan is the result of a lengthy process, with the Local Authority, to create a highly sustainable community that sets a benchmark for 21st century development across Barnsley. Bond Bryan was appointed as the masterplanning architect for the scheme – leading a consortium through a complex planning process.
As one of the largest masterplans in the north of England, the process has demonstrated Bond Bryan’s expertise in mixed-use strategic masterplanning for major projects.
This process included public consultations and extensive stakeholder engagement, in conjunction with a Design Review Panel process, on a highly-constrained and contentious site.
The masterplan has been incorporated into the Barnsley Local Plan and, as such, Bond Bryan authored a Masterplan Framework Document, consisting of a Vision Document for the scheme and a comprehensive Design Code to ensure that all elements of quality can be retained as sites come forward for development.
The current site has a dynamic topography with significant level differences.
This challenging landscape has been modelled in detail to find the best configuration of the final development – to make sure that the most sustainable solution has been found.
By strategically approaching the earthworks (engineering works created through the processing of parts of the earth’s surface), the final development will complement the surrounding environment and strive to achieve this with the least impact on the neighbouring area.
The existing building is to be fully refurbished with the operational accommodation and appliance bays being retained at ground floor level.
Factory 2050 is the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research.