Practice masterplan for Beverley’s Flemingate / June, 2012

Exciting and ambitious plans to turn the East Yorkshire town of Beverley into a major retail and tourist destination have called for the practice’s skills.

Commissioned by developer consortium, Wykeland, Quintain and CP Group, the Wakefield office has just submitted plans that will provide the historic market town with a cinema complex, hotel, office accommodation, restaurants, new community hall and a range of new shops anchored by Debenhams.

The proposals are focused on a central ten acre site, which was a former tannery, and the development will become known as the New Flemingate. The Practice, working with sister company Vector Design Concepts, was also involved in a public consultation exercise that conveyed the benefits of the project to the town’s population.

For Chairman, Paul Mitchell, the Practice’s involvement in this major redevelopment is very significant. He explains: “Beverley is my home town, so it’s particularly satisfying to be playing a role in this proposed transformation, which will breathe new life into the area and create lots of employment opportunities.

“ Over the past few years, we’ve been able to establish a track record in the master planning of major town and city centre projects, and this commission is testament to the experience of our team in providing workable proposals that meet commercial requirements and planning criteria while complementing the town’s existing buildings.”