Presentation to ATCM/English Heritage Conference - Heritage & Town/City Centre Management, 14 October 2013

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  • Presentation to ATCM/English Heritage Conference - Heritage & Town/City Centre Management, 14 October 2013

    1. 1. John Harvey City Centre Manager ATCM & English Heritage – The Changing Face of the High Street: Heritage and Town & City Centre Management Princesshay Case Study
    2. 2. Background – Why Princesshay?
    3. 3. Bedford Circus (Princesshay Site) - 1939
    4. 4. Aerial View of Bedford Circus
    5. 5. Sharp’s Princesshay “the Cathedral is too enclosed. It is hidden from the City… something should be done to extend its physical influence to make it more visible… How should this best be done? It should not be done by any spectacular opening out of wide and long vistas…”
    6. 6. The need for Princesshay  Out of town shopping proposals of late 80’s  City Centre’s first – 1993 onwards  Exeter’s response  Choosing the Princesshay area
    7. 7. Princesshay – view of Cathedral
    8. 8. Bedford Street – looking towards Post Office
    9. 9. Bedford Street – looking East
    10. 10. Bedford Street – looking South
    11. 11. Post Office Street
    12. 12. BDG Scheme (1998/99)
    13. 13. Developing a scheme for the 21st Century… Key  Cathedral Quarter  Castle Quarter  High Street  Leisure Quarter  Office Quarter (Southernhay)  Princesshay
    14. 14. Urban Design Principles…  Urban form  Mixed-use development  Active public frontages  Permeability of the city grid  Pedestrian dominated framework  Public realm  Sustainable development
    15. 15. Designing the scheme…
    16. 16. Ground floor plan Car Park St Stephens House Contract 6
    17. 17. Second floor plan
    18. 18. Weather protection
    19. 19. Design Reviews English Heritage “The now genuine mixed use approach to the assembling of the project emphasises a truly sustainable and regenerative quality” Formal CABE design review “The pleasing variety of the architecture is, we believe, in tune with the relatively informal and responsive nature of the site planning” English Heritage Urban Panel “Commends the adoption in Exeter of best practice principles for the regeneration of historic cities”
    20. 20. Scheme Delivery  Programme  Enabling works – service diversions/Cheeke Street  Tenant relocations  Managing The Change
    21. 21. Princesshay - May 2005
    22. 22. Post Office Street/Roman Walk
    23. 23. Bedford Street – Looking East
    24. 24. Princesshay – Looking West
    25. 25. Catherine Square
    26. 26. Almshouses
    27. 27. Public Art - Pavilion Building
    28. 28. Public Art – War Memorial
    29. 29. Connectivity/Way Finding
    30. 30. Conclusions – Benefits Delivered Pedestrianisation Integration/permeability Civic squares and spaces – with activity New names Economic momentum ‘Extending the day’ – connecting ‘day’, ‘evening’ and ‘night-time’ economies  Dwell time  City Centre living  Quality design      
    31. 31. QUESTIONS
    32. 32. John Harvey Contacts: e-mail – john.harvey@exeter.gov.uk Mobile – 07795 438 297 Twitter – www.twitter.com/exeterccm Slideshare – http://www.slideshare.net/exeterccm

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