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Hartland Village, Fleet
Regeneration Case Study

  • 205-acre brownfield site
  • 1,500 homes, including 300 affordable
  • £35m S106 contributions
  • 28 acres public open space
  • 70 acre country park 
  • community hub with traditional hall for events and co-working spaces
  • commercial space including a food store, gym, bistro and flexible retail 

This long derelict jet engine testing facility is being transformed into a new village, that boasts a unique entrance with a humpback bridge, and a village centre that includes commercial and community space, and a village green.

A new primary school, nursery, café, shops and community building will help to meet residents' everyday needs, and a new 70-acre country park has been created on the edge of the site.

The Story of Hartland Village

Long Term Brownfield Regeneration

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Before - the brownfield site was a derelict jet engine testing facility

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1,500 mixed tenure homes are being created

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New homes in Hartland Manor are amongst the first to be completed at Hartland Village

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The development is forecast to deliver a measurable biodiversity net gain

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A sustainable new neighbourhood with wetland habitats and 1000+ new trees

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Two feature lakes welcome people to the new neighbourhood

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A new 70-acre country park for the community to explore

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Apprentices hired through award-winning employment & skills plan

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Women into Construction bricklaying course

Key Challenges

  • significant investment in complex site with extensive remediation needed
  • delivering a unique design and architecture sensitive to the woodland setting 
  • creating a distinctive and welcoming identity for a new village 
  • delivering on-site amenities and transformation of landscape features early on 
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Community Building

Winning the 2022 NHBC Gold Best Public Realm award, St Edward focused on the early delivery of community amenities and natural spaces to help establish a welcoming character and identity:

  • the traditional village centre will include a two-form primary school, nursery, village green, community hall, shops, café, playground and park 
  • a Community Plan encourages residents to get together and involves people and organisations from the wider local area, and a Community Engagement Officer plans a year-round calendar of events
  • a traditional humpback bridge crossing a lake was created in the first phase, as a distinctive entrance to the village

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Open Green Space

This brownfield site is being brought to life with 28 acres of open space, including new wetland habitats, grassland and 1000+ additional trees:

  • parkland/ nature trails/ lake/ swales and ponds/ grassland
  • St Edward has created a new 70-acre country park on the edge of the site
  • Green Flag Award winner
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Sustainable Infrastructure

Hartland Village includes a mix of on-site amenities and infrastructure that will reduce single car usage, encourage active healthy lifestyles and minimise environmental impacts:

  • nearly 3,000 cycle parking spaces, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, industry leading Green Travel Hub and electric car club
  • rainwater harvesting, sustainable drainage network including lakes and swales
  • traditional village centre meeting every day needs
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Award-Winning Employment & Skills Plan

The Hartland Village Employment and Skills Plan provides a mix of skills training, apprenticeships and job opportunities for local people. In addition, the ‘Men’s Shed’ hub aims to provide a safe space where men can enjoy practical hobbies, make friends and learn new skills.

  • Hampshire County Council awarded St Edward a Gold Award in its Investors in Young People Awards 2019 for helping school leavers to successfully transition from education to employment. 
  • Judges said: "We are delighted to recognise St Edward's commitment to investing in young people, resulting in a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce with the right skills to help the construction industry thrive".

Site Plan

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Our Partners

Local Authorities: Hart District Council, Hampshire County Council

Architect: Omega Architects | Thrive Architects

Landscape & Ecology: Barton Willmore | Murdoch Wickham & Aspect Ecology

Housing Association: Silva Homes Ltd

Community & Voluntary Partners: Covenant Partnership | Women in Construction | Basingstoke College of Technology | Calthorpe Park | University of the Third Age | Scouts | BuildForce UK | Job Centre Plus | The Sixth Form College Farnborough | CITB Industrial Cadets | Construction Youth Trust | Brownies | Harlequin Brickwork | Farnborough College of Technology | Fleet & District Carnival
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