The following case studies cover the diversity of work that Claire and Andrew have undertaken and been responsible for at Bean Designed and previously at John R Paley Associates.

Church Fields, Boston Spa. This is an award winning new build scheme of 153 new family homes within the Conservation Area of the historic riverside settlement of Boston Spa. Andrew was responsible for the overall design of the project and acted as the Design Expert Witness in the 10 day Public Inquiry. Claire also worked on this project, designing many of the housetypes.
In 2013 Andrew lead the team to collect one of the country’s first Built For Life Awards, for the Taylor Wimpey Development at Churchfields, Boston Spa, presented by the then Housing Minister, the Hon. Nick Boles MP, in Portcullis House, Westminster.

In June 2013, Churchfields won a Housing Design Award, and has now been shortlisted for the 2014 Completed Scheme Awards,

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Northways, Clifford. The site of a former school within a Conservation Area was sensitively redeveloped on behalf of a National Housebuilder to provide a range of new homes, from 2 bedroomed apartments to larger 5 bedroomed homes. The site now features within Leeds City Council Street Design Guide as an example of good practice.

The Limes, South Milford. 14 new bespoke homes were designed for this brownfield site adjacent to a Conservation Area on behalf of a National Housebuilder. The site layout and plot designs responded to the many site constraints, including many large protected trees and delivered a successful development.

Barford, Warwickshire. The design for this 60 home development on behalf of a National Housebuilder evolved through a careful study of the village setting and analysis of the adjacent Conservation Area. Housetypes were re-elevated to reflect the local vernacular, whilst the layout responded to the sites constraints and informed by the wider settlement pattern.

Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough. This constrained site was acquired by a National Housebuilder with a planning consent in place. New housetypes were designed specifically for this project, and a new consent secured. The design of the new homes was inspired by the surrounding Edwardian and Arts and Craft style homes.

Coppice Park, Harrogate. This complex brownfield site in the centre of Harrogate was redeveloped to deliver 102 new homes, in a mix of two bedroomed apartments and four bedroomed townhouses. The design worked with the sites challenging topography using secure basement parking areas to minimise surface parking, and to create a Concierge Office that serves the site’s residents.



Oxenby, Easingwold. Working closely with the Client, a bespoke design solution was crafted for this site, delivering 22 new homes (50% affordable). The range of two to four bedroomed homes included 2 bungalows, were specifically designed to reflect the vernacular of this historic market town. Construction is now well underway.