Archer's Gate & Kings Gate, Amesbury.
The Archer’s Gate development of 720 new homes south of Boscombe Road, Amesbury was completed in 2010. The King’s Gate development represents further phases which will take the total number to over 1,600 new homes.
The development includes local retail facilities, public house, community building, junior school, playing fields, sports pavilion, public open space and a new link road running alongside Boscombe Down Airfield. All of these elements were masterplanned before the detailed design stages, and guided by a detailed Design Code. Although the majority of the development is designed to reflect a traditional Wiltshire architectural vernacular, there are notable contemporary elements including a striking crescent at the heart of the scheme.
The site is famous for an archaeological find known as the ‘Amesbury Archer’. The archaeological significance of the site is recognised in public art within the development including the Amesbury Archer statue in the local centre and archer design on the school gates.