Lichfield Mixed-Use Masterplan

A large commercial scheme in Lichfield near Birmingham, for which Patrick Allen & Associates Ltd assisted with the layout and master-planning of a contemporary office headquarters, including a landscape strategy and concept designs for a Research and Innovation Centre.

This brownfield site, named Lichfield South, is approx. 4.6 hectares in area and lies to the west of the A5127, and to the north of the A5 trunk road adjacent to the Wall Island junction, which also provides access to the M6 Toll Road.

This master-planning proposal is for a dedicated Grade A office and technology campus facility to serve Lichfield and surrounding area. It is proposed that this campus will provide 12,500m2 of office, technology, R&D and educational floor space, split across a number of modern office buildings, and all built to a BREEAM “Very Good” standard.

The master-plan includes the Research and Innovation Centre at its heart, and has been designed to create a spacious and landscape-dominated proposal that respects the natural topography of the land and the established perimeter hedgerow and treescape.

Initial concept sketches show the scheme underwent a series of design changes during the planning process, to lead to a comprehensive layout including five large units each with ample car parking facilities and a Research and Innovation Centre, each set within well landscaped zones.

Client: Lingfield Plc.

Planning Consultant: Bullworthy Shallish LLP

Landscape Designer: Land and Sculpture Design Partnership