West Street


This proposal for a new build housing development on a prominent corner site in Newbury town centre replaces a redundant 1970’s office building. Consisting of two apartment blocks containing 32 one bedroom and 29 two bedroom flats, this design exactly matches the mix of an earlier proposal, by others, without it’s the rather faux concoction of pitched roofs and other supposedly ‘vernacular’ features.

One of our key objectives is to reduce the perceived bulk of the development in comparison to the existing office block and relate more to the scale of the neighbouring buildings. Our proposal accommodates the exacting dwelling requirements of the brief in two clearly distinct buildings of vary heights, roof lines, set backs, and material finishes. The two new blocks will also frame new views of the historical United Reform Church building from West Street.

The scheme was granted an outline planning permission in November 2011 and we are currently working towards achieving detailed approval from West Berkshire Council.



Mapeley Estates Ltd




61 Dwellings