Canadian Estate


Lend Lease


Bulford, Wiltshire


260 service family accommodations


Lend Lease Award 2013 – Winner of Design Innovation

At Canadian Estate, it was important that the design provided a place for the service men and women repatriating from a tour of duty would feel familiar. High quality, locally distinctive materials such as brick and flint banding were instrumental in achieving this familiarity, as well as maximising individuality and increasing character and legibility on the estate.

The masterplan aimed to establish a holistic strategy that combined residents’ needs for open space with a diverse range of habitat types. Wherever possible, existing mature trees and shrubs were retained, helping promote biodiversity whilst adding a mature aesthetic to the development. This approach helped to capture carbon and to create a vibrant and sustainable landscape which embedded the estate within Bulford.

All 260 dwellings comply with military JSP scales, are Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 as well as Lifetime Homes compliant.