Lime Tree Square
In Brief

C&J Clark Properties


Construction value:

December 2009

Lime Tree Square is the first phase of a new urban quarter of 400 homes in the West Country market town of Street. This new neighbourhood offers a fresh model for high quality housing where the balance between cars and people is redressed, offering homeowners a range of private, semi-private and public open spaces that provide an attractive landscaped setting for family life in the 21st century.

Phase One was completed in 2009 with 138 housing units, including 30 homes for social rent built by Knightstone Housing Association. The client is C&J Clark International Ltd (Clarks Shoes), a company with a strong historic connection with Street, first established there in 1825. 

The Clients’ aim was to produce a new development of outstanding quality as a legacy for the town. It is hoped the scheme will become a national exemplar of sustainable living and a model for urban development in semi-rural towns.

The project achieved the highest score ever awarded by CABE's Building for Life, with 19 points out of 20 achieving a Gold Standard. It won a Building for Life Award in 2009 and was selected by CABE as a case study in a new design guide for the public realm of housing developments.

Selected Awards

2011 Civic Trust Award: Commendation

2010 Housing Design Award: Overall Winner

2010 Selected for the Design Commision for Wales exemplar case studies website

2009 Sustainable Housing Award: Shortlist

2009 CABE Building for Life: Gold Standard Award - attaining the highest ever score

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"These are shining examples of how you deliver great places to live, regardless of the economy... There is a quality in the detailing, design of public spaces and a sensitive use of materials"
Wayne Hemingway, Chairman of Building for Life Building Design
"We are very pleased that Lime Tree Square has been recognised nationally for its design quality. Its design has been a truly collaborative process... The development sets a high standard for the rest of the Houndwood site"
Edward Baker Development Control Team Manager Area West, Mendip District Council
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