Joseph Williams, Belle Vale

The Joseph Williams project is a strategic design-led redevelopment of 18 acres of brownfield land in the Belle Vale area of Liverpool for the Riverside Group. The masterplan includes a 42 bed extra care facility, 26 independent living flats, 11 social rented bungalows and 104 open market houses.

The proposals redress the current imbalance of housing supply in Belle Vale whilst dramatically improving the image of the area through investment in bespoke architecture and the creation of well designed linear parks. The parks will provide greater interconnectivity between outlying residential areas, the district centre and the greenbelt with high quality green-routes, edged with attractive buildings that populate the street scene and provide passive surveillance of the external spaces.

Joseph Williams is one of a series of projects brought forward through the Belle Vale Green Space Strategy, a design-led regeneration masterplan for the wider area commissioned by Riverside and undertaken by DK-Architects and Planit in 2010.