Ashford ZED

Ashford, Kent
Zed Homes Ltd
Commission completed 2007
17 acres: 20,000 sq ft office, 68,000 sq ft retail, 1,002 residential units
Mixed use masterplan including residential, office, public realm and public community uses

Sidell Gibson, Architect
Arup, Sustainability consultant

The ambitious Ashford ZED (Zero Emission Development) masterplan provided for a sustainable, residential-led community with over 1,000 private and affordable units.

M3 managed development of the concept design through to support of a planning application through a public enquiry. We selected and led the team through a review of renewable energy technologies and ecological water treatment systems to achieve zero carbon emissions at this exemplar environmental development.

Project highlights

  • Reviewing land ownerships
  • Assisting with CPOs
  • Dealing with complex utilities constraints
  • Providing feasibility appraisal options to improve viability
  • Managing the public consultation process