We will deliver homes that are imaginative and reflective of Frome’s built heritage
Sited in the upper northern area
The elevated situation of Hill Village in the upper northern area will lend a strong sense of communal identity to this quarter. Associated with and designed to accommodate the Old Boundary Wall feature and in close proximity to Heritage Quarter, Hill Village seeks to align architecturally with Frome’s traditional textile residential districts and will include winding pathways, unexpected entrances and communal garden areas.
A pedestrian ‘crossroads’ sits at the corner and entrance to the Hill Village, with strong traditional features of the walls anchoring the development to the site and leading you into this secluded quarter.
Inspired by Frome’s iconic Innox Hill
The wonderful intricacies, patterns, and ‘ad-hoc’ beauty of Innox Hill inspired a design approach responsive to the topography of the site and important existing features like the Old Town Wall leading down from The Merchants Barton.
The design of dwellings in this quarter will incorporate eaves for nesting birds, balconies and rear sunken conservatories. Heritage is identified within the masterplan as a community asset and in Hill Village, the emphasis will be placed on quarried stone and slate materials in keeping with the location and to soften transition into the new development from the central conservation area.
Food growing, high biodiversity landscaping and intimate public spaces
Meaningful ‘place-making’ is key here, and as the design for this area develops through consultation, there is an opportunity for a diverse pattern of community homes and spaces looking into shared inner courtyard space.
The site has long been associated with
growing food produce having once supplied
local parishioners with fresh market
vegetables. The planting and landscaping of
this area is therefore of particular relevance
with greenways, shared-use paths and tree
The design will encourage high biodiversity landscaping and intimate public spaces where residents can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere, while still feeling connected to Saxonvale and Frome.