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.