Northdale Ends East Northamptonshire, UK


Barwood Land & Estates


East Northamptonshire



Northdale Ends is part of an urban expansion area on the edge of Raunds in East Northamptonshire.

We were engaged by Barwood Land & Estates to design the masterplan.

The site was split over 2 adjacent parcels separated by a waterway, which meant the development required major infrastructure improvements to realise the placemaking ambitions.


2136-DAS sketch view-2-min

The location also required an extensive flood attenuation scheme.

2136-DAS sketch view-8-min
2136-DAS sketch view-7-min

The masterplan incorporated 310 new homes, with the focus on high-quality family housing.

This character analysis set out the house and street types for different areas. For example, one section was given a village feel with narrower roads, shared surfaces and 2-storey houses. The outer edge of the site was characterised as a larger highway, with verges, pavements and 3-storey units set back from the road.

Existing listed farm buildings were refurbished as community facilities and characterful mews houses. A 65-bed care home and commercial units added a vibrant mixed-used element. And we designed a central public space around the middle waterway, creating views for the units and a focal point for the community.

2136-DAS sketch view-6-min

This development was built with a strategic framework based on a thorough analysis of opportunities and constraints. To foster a sense of place and integration with the surrounding community, the site was developed with distinct character zones.

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