the Garden

The first extension to Letchworth Garden City in a generation.

Re-Imagining the Garden City is a competition for a significant urban extension to Letchworth Garden City. The competition sought master planning concepts for the proposed residential development of a 45 hectare site to the north of Letchworth, which will be the first expansion of the Garden City in a generation. On announcing the result, David Ames (Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation) commented:

"We are delighted with the quality and number of the entries we received, which demonstrates a continuing interest in Letchworth as the world’s first garden city. The final judging followed a community consultation exercise where over 250 votes were received, which contributed to the final decision. Choosing a winner was very difficult..."

Our design developed our concept of 'Pieces of Place', which creates large masterplans through a series of character areas, each recognisable and distinctive places where people love to live.