Wadham Park consists of 2 infill sites of 21 terraced houses and 6 apartments. The sites back on to each other and have very different aspects and contexts. Part of the site Wadham Road looks over the historic South Park with its landscape gardens, playgrounds and cricket club, the other faces on to the dense terraces of Bedford Road which connects Stanley Road to Walton Village.
On Wadham Road the apartments raise in scale to 3 storeys to match the commercial buildings on Stanley Road. Each apartment has a Juliet balcony and the top floors have picture windows which give a fantastic distant view over the park.
The 2 storey houses on Wadham Road step down the hill and the detailing matches the smooth red detailing of the existing terraced housing. The houses on Bedford Road use a buff brick with red brick detailing to complement the streetscape. The floor to ceiling heights have been increased to ensure there is space for the brick detail to the eaves. The front boundaries to both streets have been constructed in brickwork with art stone posts and copings to give a robust entrance to the properties. All the houses have a good size rear garden space.
The scheme is part of the Queens Bedford regeneration programme and sets the standard being designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and Secured by Design Certification. The properties are for affordable rent and shared ownership and they complete the urban fabric with a modern home which respects the tradition of the area.