The Lyng Masterplan Review

Client: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

The Lyng is a major estate regeneration project close to the centre of West Bromwich and within an area of low demand for housing. An initial regeneration programme had started with the construction of the early phases of affordable housing.  The project partners, with CABE’s advice, wished to reassess the development concept and masterplan before marketing the remainder of the site to attract a private developer.

Tibbalds produced a revised masterplan which was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document. It provides development framework principles and design guidance, focusing in particular on creating a variety of street types, each with its own character created by the nature of the relationship between buildings and landscape.

The team advised on the developer procurement route, contributed to the tender process and acted as technical advisor to the project partners during the process.  Barratt Homes were selected and development of the site is now well underway.