A Quick Recap…...
Aims of the Project <ul><li>A design and development brief for the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Community design aspirations em...
Workshop 1 – 28th Nov <ul><li>Site visit and SWOT analysis – what do we have, value, or want to change? </li></ul><ul><li>...
Strengths: <ul><li>TBC are a key landowner. </li></ul><ul><li>The site is in an excellent central location with good acces...
Weaknesses: <ul><li>Quality of place is very poor. Though busy at times it feels like a dead space. </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Opportunities: <ul><li>Better quality and more diverse parking facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Better location for the Marke...
Threats: <ul><li>Not getting the right balance between parking / development / public space within the Town Centre.  </li>...
Key Learning Points: <ul><li>Realistic and robust economics must be at the core of redevelopment proposals. </li></ul><ul>...
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28th recap

  1. 1. A Quick Recap…...
  2. 2. Aims of the Project <ul><li>A design and development brief for the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Community design aspirations embedded in the eventual solutions for the area </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement with the design principles of better place making </li></ul><ul><li>Raised awareness of the significance of the regeneration and quality of the town centre environment as a whole and how this will benefit local residential neighbourhoods. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Workshop 1 – 28th Nov <ul><li>Site visit and SWOT analysis – what do we have, value, or want to change? </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop – Problems and Propositions </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from elsewhere – retail and other development in town centres. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Strengths: <ul><li>TBC are a key landowner. </li></ul><ul><li>The site is in an excellent central location with good access. </li></ul><ul><li>The site is large and could provide a broad range of redevelopment opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>The variety of parking available in the town centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Alleyways are a special feature of the Tewkesbury urban morphology. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Weaknesses: <ul><li>Quality of place is very poor. Though busy at times it feels like a dead space. </li></ul><ul><li>The townscape quality of the backs of existing development that fronts the site is very poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor legibility overall. Natural way finding difficult, poor and inaccurate signage, poor highways design. </li></ul><ul><li>Some alleyways frightening due to being isolated, un-overlooked, not linear. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency and quality of parking provision is poor. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Opportunities: <ul><li>Better quality and more diverse parking facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Better location for the Market – Back of Avon and the High Street being mentioned as possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality of streets and public / civic spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Screening poor “back of development” with good quality redevelopment. </li></ul><ul><li>Repair and enhance the historic street pattern and movement network. </li></ul><ul><li>Reassess the Town’s needs in the context of the current and future economic situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore how the Towns’ medieval attractions could be better utilised / expanded and promoted. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Threats: <ul><li>Not getting the right balance between parking / development / public space within the Town Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Not getting the right mix of development. Possible that too many large retail units could threaten shops on the High Street. </li></ul><ul><li>Not getting the right balance between cars/pedestrians/cyclists etc, in the design of the streets / public spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>The current and future economic climate.. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Learning Points: <ul><li>Realistic and robust economics must be at the core of redevelopment proposals. </li></ul><ul><li>The site must be developed as a mixed use scheme that supports and enhances the existing Town Centre offer – not competes with it. </li></ul><ul><li>The east/west movement routes need drastic improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Striking the right balance in the town wide parking strategy is hugely important. </li></ul><ul><li>Tewkesbury should not try and compete with Cheltenham or Gloucester, but should promote and enhance its own special identity and offer. </li></ul>

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