Lache Chester

Our work - 08/07/2022

Lache Masterplan, Chester

Working with the council to develop a vision to regenerate Lache Social Housing Estate on the outskirts of Chester.

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The Challenge

  • Lache is a social housing estate located on the outskirts of Chester. The estate faces multiple issues of deprivation. 
  • Cheshire West & Cheshire Council commissioned a masterplan to help secure regeneration funding. 
  • Our Planning, Regeneration + Infrastructure team were appointed to support a multi-disciplinary team, led by by masterplanners LDA Design.

Our Solution

  • We undertook research on planning, social demographics, and the local property market to inform the masterplan, advising the design team on the deliverability of the scheme. 
  • The proposed interventions included a consolidated community hub building, residential and workspace development opportunities, environmental enhances and improved connectivity within and to the area. 
  • A collaborative vision for Lache was developed, based on extensive community and stakeholder engagement. 

The Results

  • The vision for Lache is endorsed by the council and local community, comprising of a rejuvenated public open space, new green linkages, and a community hub. This was supported by a detailed Action Plan alongside delivery advice from our team. 
  • The masterplan is being used to support funding bid applications, including the Levelling Up Fund. 


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