Cleadon Park was a problematic inter-war local authority housing estate in South Tyneside.  HLP has been involved in the redevelopment of the estate for many years, initially drawing up a bold and ambitious masterplan through consultation with the community.  HLP developed a new model approach to design which embraces government agendas on density, is based on Home Zone principles, and a seamless approach to tenure.

A design code was developed through detailed consultation with the Local Authority planners, the development partnership and the community.  This document controlled the design and definition of landscape character areas, street typology, open space strategies, the ‘home zone’ design approach, and the detailing of all hard and soft landscape elements. 

The result is a visually rich and well integrated environment, enhancing value and fostering a real sense of community ownership.  The scheme has consequently won several major awards.


Royal Town Planning Institute’s North East Regional Award 2008 (Overall Winner)
Shine Award, National Housing Federation 2008
Good Design Awards, South Tyneside Council, Award for new building.
Gold Award, Housing Corporation 2008, Joined-up Development category.
21st Century Living Awards 2008, Journal Homemaker, Best Partnership category.
South Tyneside Good Design Award 2008 New Building Category
Housing Corporation Gold Award 2007
Joint National Housing Federation/Housing Corporation Regional Awards 2007 Winner of Design Category

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