This project was worked on by the following people, working in partnership from across our business…
Montagu Evans were appointed in 2015 to prepare a realistically ambitious masterplan to help the Council understand the scope for improving underutilised town centre land and strengthen leisure provision.
The team prepared a masterplan vision supported by a multi-disciplinary design team. This acted as a catalyst for the Council acquiring the Market Walk shopping centre to unlock delivery of a wider town centre programme.
The multi-phase strategy which has led to a first phase with the shopping centre refurbishment, boosting occupier and consumer confidence. Montagu Evans have provided a coordinated leasing and business planning advice, which has led to the approval of a cinema scheme (pre-let secured) and the funding of a hotel scheme, now in legal negotiations.