A Personal Connection at Oxlease Meadows

Chris Ingram, Associate Director for Thrive Architects, was thrilled to be invited for lunch to a friends house who have recently bought a home at Oxlease Meadows, Romsey, a site Chris has work with for many years.

Oxlease Meadows, Romsey:
(Site Visit 29th August ’18)

On 24th December 2014 Test Valley Borough Council voted to approve Outline Planning Consent for the Oxlease Meadows site in Romsey. This established the principle of the development of the site to provide 64 units of residential development.

A Reserved Matters application was submitted on behalf of Bellway Homes Wessex by Thrive Architects. Approval was received on 16th March 2016.

The design ensures the development is legible in its form creating a good quality semi-urban environment appropriate for the edge of settlement location. The layout allows for a series of development blocks which create movement within the site, taking full advantage of the outward views to the adjacent barge canal and nature reserve. The proposed building design uses recognisable, traditional forms with a contemporary design approach to the elevational treatment and detailing.

Our Associate Director Chris Ingram from our Thrive Architects office in Romsey, has been involved in the project from the start of the Reserved Matters process. He was pleasantly surprised to hear that friends had decided to buy a house on this particular development. Having settled in to their new home Chris and his family enjoyed lunch with them recently. Having worked in the industry for many years and having a number of developments to his name this has been the first time he has had a personal connection to a scheme.

He’s pleased to report that they love their new home!