Leybourne Chase is a residential masterplanning and architecture project for 702 new build units and 25 converted apartments, set in a magnificent mature landscape within the grounds of the original Grade II-listed Manor House near West Malling in Kent. The commission for this project has run over several years. Having led the original bid team, working with Taylor Wimpey, which secured the project through the HCA land disposal programme, Michael was then instrumental in the design development and implementation of the project through the approval of the Design Framework documentation and the subsequent detailed planning applications.
Implementation of the initial phases has extended over a number of years with different character areas and phases being developed across the site. Sales have been strong and the concept of a new and varied community integrated into a unique landscape, promoting a healthy lifestyle is taking shape. The project is on currently on site and sales are continuing.