Wellbeing and Port Loop: Why design matters
The design of our homes and places around them doesn’t just have an impact on how we function day-to-day but it can also effect our mental health and wellbeing. With us all spending more time at home, the design of where we live is now more important than ever.
This got us thinking about our ‘Urban Island’ at Port Loop; a new 43 acre waterside neighbourhood on the outskirts of Birmingham where the new homes are surrounded by the Birmingham and Worcester Canal.
When designing Port Loop, we started with a manifesto rather than a spreadsheet; questioning how we can deliver a successful and positive neighbourhood that will become a blueprint for future development. We decided to set our own ‘island rules’, designed to encourage better lifestyles that would have a positive impact on our homeowners’ wellbeing and mental health now and in the future.