BURGESS DEVELOPMENT SITE, BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Mending the gaps

Town centre development is important for sustainable economic growth. Equally important are a town’s historic assets, as the local character can provide a competitive edge, drawing in visitors. Therefore, when gap sites are being developed, it’s essential that their design not only fulfils a commercial need, but also strengthens local distinctiveness.

We use our understanding of the historic development of towns; their form, function, and their architectural scale and character, to create designs that will maximise commercial and environmental potential.

In Brackley we worked with the Council and property consultants, GVA, to redevelop a site in the heart of the town for new retail space and homes. The design extended the public realm of the historic market area into a new square.

Similar projects include design and feasibility for site owners, briefs for local authorities seeking to promote sites and joint ventures between public and private sectors.

BACK

CLIENT
South Northamptonshire Council

SCOPE
Town centre regeneration, conservation

Population
14,000

Site area
0.63 hectares (net)

Dwellings
66 one, two and three bedroom houses and flats

Residential density
120 dph

Retail floor space
392 m² with 2 floors of offices above

Density
Overall development density 8,500 m² / ha (net)

Cultural offer
New public space facing onto the Market Square, with outdoor café space