Town centre regeneration providing a ‘one stop shop’ for the wider community
Victoria Square is a major mixed-use regeneration project that rejuvenates and revitalises the town centre. Placing the wellbeing of the community at its heart, new facilities and enhanced public realm support an increase in services, businesses and homes, creating a vibrant destination for the community.
As part of the Braintree Town Centre and Bradford Street Conservation Area, the development is designed to sit comfortably and complement local heritage assets. Alongside new homes and a hotel, a new healthcare facility will meet the future needs of Braintree’s growing population. The health and wellbeing centre, home to Mid Essex CCG’s first Livewell Hub, provides residents access to more integrated health and wellbeing services, with options of facilities including a GP surgery, pharmacy and further preventative healthcare services.
We worked closely with the community, Council, Historic England and the NHS allowing us to gain an understanding of the wider views and needs of the public. The enhanced public realm encourages the community to come together, complementing the existing public amenities offered by the library, museum and historic Braintree Town Hall, with a publicly accessible garden as its centrepiece.
Braintree, CM7 3HL
Braintree District Council
BREEAM Very Good
70 bed hotel
104 space car park
Housing Design Awards 2023
Shortlisted - Completed
Abbey Area Community Hub
An accessible, welcoming focal point for local people, the hub combines community and health services into one cohesive building within a new park setting
Our regenerative masterplan for Keynsham’s town centre is based around giving space back to the community and enhancing the surrounding public realm.
We created a strategic masterplan for the regeneration of the wider Birkenhead area, dividing the site into areas to be developed individually, connected via a reinvigorated public realm.