The vision for New Hall is a series of tightly knit phases which aim to reflect densities of traditional local villages. Each phase is developed in line with an overall masterplan designed by Roger Evans Associates; it includes strict guidelines stating a palette of materials and colours to reflect natural local materials and built form around the site. The architects worked closely with the relevant local authorities, particularly officers who produced the Essex Design Guide.
Cala Domus is one phase of New Hall and is predominantly residential, although some flexible spaces could be used for live/work. The phase provides 74 homes, combining contemporary design with pedestrian friendly streets and lanes. The architecture is distinctive and colourful, combining glazed balconies, traditional brick and colour render.