New Year, Northlake

We have submitted plans for Northlake, a new neighbourhood in the Lakeside basin, Thurrock. 


Working for London Strategic Land, the scheme places well-being at the forefront, and comprises 2,500 dwellings nestled around a linear park that works with existing ecological habitats to create a holistic landscape.


The proposals intend to establish a highly liveable community where wildlife focused areas and people focused areas are balanced and mutually beneficial. A lake with a lido, a woodland park with mountain bike trails and open mosaic grassland all contribute to the quality of the neighbourhood and to regional bio-diversity by creating another core area along the Mar Dyke River Valley linear corridor. 


Detailed approval is sought for 342 dwellings; a linear park; a lido facility; 3km of mountain bike routes with a national standard pump track; and a plethora of public realm improvements.


Outline approval is sought for up to 2158 dwellings; a new primary / nursery school; community pavilion; retail; public art together with open space, landscape and public realm provision.


Studio Egret West are the urban designers, architects and landscape architects for the scheme.


Client: London Strategic Land on behalf of Arena Lakeside Limited

Urban Designers, Architects, Landscape Architects: Studio Egret West

Transport and Civil Engineers: Arup

Planning and Sustainability: Iceni Projects

Political Engagement & Community Consultation: Cratus Communications & Norris McDonough LLP

Arboriculture: Simon Jones Associates

Earthworks and Remediation: Volker Fitzpatrick

Ecologist: Ecology Solutions

Air Quality and Noise: WYG

Sport & Leisure Consultant: WYG

Landscape and Visual Impact: Clive Self Associates

Cost Consultants: Gardiner + Theobald

Legal Advice: Town Legal LLP

CGIs: Factory Fifteen