visual of street scene and houses with red brick

Wimborne Riverside

Riverside development in historic Wimborne.
Location Wimborne, Dorset
Status Concept
Use Residential
Client Wyatt Homes

An important mixed-use development on the banks of the river Stour, at the entrance to this lovely old Dorset market town.

street elevation scene of houses from across river

Master plan mix

WDA prepared master plans for a large, rivers edge development.  This included a mixture of over 200 luxury apartments and houses. Varying sizes allowed for a generous provision of affordable properties in the mix.

The commercial element of the project includes large timbre framed office spaces and a cafe fronting the river.

masterplan site plan of housing site next to river
visual of street scene from bridge approach

Landscape setting

This is an important riverside setting which was formerly part Wimborne Town football club and part allotments. The site faces open fields on the opposite bank of the river, to which it is linked by the ancient Grade I Julian’s bridge.

This is an opportunity to create bank-top footpaths linking important open spaces between buildings and neighbourhoods. Vistas along streets lead towards the town with distant glimpses of the tower of Wimborne Minster church.

New allotments have been provided nearby to compensate for the loss of the old. The developer has built a new stadium for the football club, designed by a WDA.

A large care home within easy walking distance of town provides a demographic mix on the site.

street elevation of terraced brick housing
street elevation of terraced brick housing from road
visual of front view commercial building with timber balconies

Design styles

The developer wanted a traditional feel to the buildings. To avoid standard house types we have incorporated a contemporary feel to some of the individual buildings.

street scene visual of red brick housing along curved road
visual of housing in cul-de-sac with red brick