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Ham Close residents and members of the local community were invited to work with the RHP and Richmond Council to help shape the proposed redevelopment of Ham Close through a series of the design workshops in June and July 2016. These sessions were devised to give residents, RHP and the Council the opportunity to work together to come up with the best possible design solution for Ham Close should redevelopment go ahead. The workshops were facilitated and experts were on hand to help attendees understand key issues, any constraints and explore possible ideas. 40 spaces were available at each workshop and all but one of the workshops were repeated.


Since the workshops took place, we have produced a presentation summarising all the feedback received. This can be found here. Please note that there is one small error in this material: 19 people (rather than 24) attended the 'Impact of Construction' workshop. 


RHP and Richmond Council worked with the architects to include feedback in the potential design proposals for the site and continue to do so where possible in further design development. To view the October 2016 proposal, please click here.  

Design Workshops:


Mon, 27th June 2016, 18:30-20:30 (Woodville Centre)

This set the scene for developing a local proposal. It outlined what is possible in terms of financial viability and what this could mean in terms of the number of properties. Please note that the figures used in the presentation are for modelling purposes only and are not a proposal.

Financial viability workshop presentation


Wed, 29th June 2016, 18:30-20:30 (Woodville Centre)

Sat, 9th July 2016, 10:00-12:00 (Grey Court School)

This discussed highways, junctions, street design, parking solutions, cycling and sustainable travel.

Traffic and Transport workshop presentation

Traffic and Transport workshop feedback


Tue, 5th July 2016, 18:30-20:30 (Woodville Centre)

Sat, 16th July 2016, 13:00-15:00 (Grey Court School)

This considered what makes Ham unique and the local design context that any proposal should respond to. It considered building layout, the concept of character areas and building appearance.

Workshop 1

Design Approach workshop 1 presentation

Design Approach workshop 1 feedback

Workshop 2

Design Approach workshop 2 presentation

Design Approach workshop 2 feedback


Sat, 9th July 2016, 13:00-15:00 (Grey Court School)

Wed, 20th July 2016, 18:30-20:30 (Ham Youth Centre)

This discussed the design of open space including the green, garden areas, common space and landscaping.

Open Space and Landscaping workshop presentation

Open Space and Landscaping workshop feedback


Mon, 11th July 2016, 18:30-20:30 (St Richard’s School)

Sat, 16th July 2016, 10:00-12:00 (Grey Court School)

This looked at how community facilities are used and the best arrangement for the future.  The workshop also considered any new community facilities and local services that might be desirable.

Community Facilities and Local Services workshop presentation

Community Facilities and Local Services workshop feedback


Wed, 13th July 2016, 18:30-20:30 (Ham Youth Centre)

This considered the impact of construction on residents, businesses and the wider community and how this could be mitigated should redevelopment go ahead.

Impact of Construction workshop feedback

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