Beaulieu Square Neighbourhood Centre

Chelmsford, Essex

Beaulieu Neighbourhood Centre forms the main entrance gateway for a mixed-use development containing 3,500 new homes, on the edge of Chelmsford.

The Neighbourhood Centre proposals consist of five buildings containing a variety of community, commercial and residential uses. The buildings form an attractive and coherent townscape. Bespoke, contemporary architectural language and a distinctive public realm create a unique sense of place. The community buildings are arranged around a landscaped central square and events space, which also accommodates shared parking. This focal space provides a heart to the new community. A series of pedestrian squares around the existing bridleway and retained hedgerow, create an attractive pedestrian route linking the Neighbourhood Centre with adjacent residential areas.

  • 600 sq m community centre
  • 1,175 sq m retail space, including a 450 sq m anchor food store
  • 700 sq m health centre
  • 800 sq m nursery
  • 180 sq m restaurant
  • 34 apartments, comprising a mixture of different tenures
  • Public square and events space


  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence - Excellence in Planning for Homes (large schemes – 50 or more homes) – Finalist
  • International Property Awards - Best Mixed-Use Development - Winner