Church Lane Neighbourhood Regeneration Scheme, Bedford
A lead role, from securing regeneration funding to organising the developer selection process, including negotiating the development agreement and terms of the transaction and input into the scheme design, culminated in planning consent to regenerate this Council owned district centre at Church Lane, located to the north west of Bedford Town Centre, in 2008. Phase 1 was completed in March 2010 with the provision of a the Aldi food store (16,500 sq ft) and 110 surface car parking spaces, and further construction to complete the scheme has incorporated a medical centre (3,000 sq ft ) and Iceland food store (7,000 sq ft).
Bedford Station Quarter - Master Plan
Significant input into some initial master planning to support potential future Bedford Railway Station area improvements. The vision identified a Comprehensive redevelopment of the area to create a quality transportation and office gateway to the town, including residential provision, car parking and perhaps a hotel.
Bedford Innovation Centre (Bedford i-Lab), Priory Business Park
Located at the gateway to Bedford's most prestigious business park, Bedford I-Lab has a tremendous commercial presence and offers flexible and affordable accommodation, including a range of business support services. An active involvement with this exciting project, from securing grant funding to enable the project and then delivering the scheme, helped to secure a centre that is vibrant and ideal for new and expanding businesses developing innovative ideas - from start-up, spin-out or just evolving. The centre has welcomed businesses from many sectors such as ICT/media, bioscience, business and financial services and electronic design but also entrepreneurs growing and developing a range of other innovative ideas.
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