Mulberry Park


Mulberry Park is an award winning brownfield regeneration project delivered by housing association and housebuilder Curo on the southern slopes of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. Comprising a contemporary development 700 homes, including 30% affordable housing (210 homes), the development is being built on a 48 acre former Ministry of Defence site and including community facilities and open space.

  • Client Curo
  • Completed Sept 2023
  • Sustainability Passivhaus pilot project

Powell Dobson have been involved in 3 of the 4 phases of the consented masterplan, having technically delivered phase 1 and carried out the detailed design and technical delivery for phases 3 & 4. This includes the design of bespoke site specific house types for both open market sale and affordable and also includes a pilot project for Curo Homes’ with their first certified PassivHaus homes.

The 166 proposed new dwellings of phase 3 sit within the four character areas identified in the site wide approved outline design and access statement – The Avenue and Crescent, The Woodland Walk, The Eastern Drive and The Neighbourhood.

“Powell Dobson’s knowledge and experience have made this pilot Passivhaus project a success for us and we are looking forward to working with them to deliver our next certified homes. We’re really proud of our work at Mulberry Park, of building these high quality homes that help to create a future-proof neighbourhood, designed to encourage and enable healthier lifestyles. These Passivhaus homes will greatly benefit our residents who will enjoy lower heating bills, better year-round comfort and indoor air quality”

Stuart Smith, Technical Director, Curo Group

There is a clear street hierarchy through Phase 3. The primary route being the Eastern Drive, with secondary streets, mews streets and private drives forming the vehicular network throughout the Neighbourhood and Woodland Walk areas. The secondary streets, mews streets and private drives are very much pedestrian and cycle dominant with flush kerbs and a block paving finish to identify the shift in hierarchy.

Residential streets within the ‘Neighbourhood’ character area are away from the main routes consisting of ‘calm streets that provide a pedestrian and cycle friendly environment for a variety of different homes in small terraces of up to 6 houses, semi-detached houses and some link-detached houses’. The neighbourhoods have a ‘local feel and atmosphere’.