Activate appointed by U+I

Activate are pleased to have been appointed by U+I Plc to provide consultancy advice to support their development plans for a mixed-use scheme in the Midlands.

In support of the client’s discussions with the local authority regarding the scheme, we have been instructed to conduct initial research into the competing retail and leisure provision in the town and local catchment area, as well as provide indicative options for the site based on that insight.

While initial research has indicated that a mixed-use independent-led solution would meet the local authority’s regeneration objectives and enhance the town centre offer, particularly with the possible addition of a food hall, further research of the local community is required to complete the feasibility work.

Andrew Sparrow, Director of Placemaking said; “This is a great example of how placemaking ideas, based on local research and insight, can aid the development process at its inception and support the regeneration and re-positioning of town centre locations. We hope to be able to continue to support this scheme as it progresses.”

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