MWAI were asked to provide a vision on ‘the layout, mix, density, building proportions and grouping of affordable and market homes within the Comprehensive Development Areas at Bottom Woods, St Helena. This included an overall layout of access, roadways and drives; green spaces, landscaping, footpaths and other non-housing uses’. The overall layout should sit well in the context, create a sense of place at Bottom Woods,optimise the site’s development potential and set new standards for sustainable settlement design on the island.
The masterplan aims to create a sustainable settlement with a sense of place that enhances the local area and creates a distinct, but appropriate character. The masterplan uses expansive views enjoyed in Bottom Woods, works with the contours and strengthens the existing local community facilities.