As part of Waltham Forest’s Better High Streets regeneration agenda, Project Centre were commissioned to design a significant piece of public realm in the centre of Walthamstow which created a strong bias towards pedestrians and cyclists.
Project Centre, has been appointed by Brighton & Hove City Council to lead on the technical design of Brighton’s Valley Gardens.
The main objective is to realise Valley Gardens as a space that people can enjoy, as opposed to just being an area to travel through. Design work is scheduled to start this month.
Valley Gardens, made up of a series of green spaces running down to Brighton’s heavily visited seafront, is also home to many of Brighton’s most attractive and important buildings, including the Royal Pavilion, and St Peter’s Church.
Proposed designs will see general traffic restricted to the eastern side of the central junction, while the western side will be used by buses and taxis. There would also be an improved network of cycle lanes and pedestrian routes.
The design includes significant tree planting, increased green space, revitalizing the gardens and improving the flow of pedestrians and cyclists. The overall objective is to remove a perceived barrier between the east and west of the city.
The appointment includes initial technical design of the highways, but may also include site supervision and project management of contractors on-site. Works are scheduled to complete in March 2018.
The project will run predominantly from Project Centre’s Brighton office. Kevin Donnelly, Project Centre’s Regional Director who will oversee the project, said: “We are really looking forward to getting started on this project to help residents, workers, visitors to Brighton enjoy the Valley Gardens space as well as to improve the flow of movement of cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.”
Project Centre is partner of choice for Waltham Forest
When delivering Professional Services to local government, partnership working is critical and at Project Centre this is central to everything we do. We are therefore delighted to have been awarded a Single Provider Framework Agreement for the provision of Professional Engineering Services, which is a testimony to the client focussed delivery over the previous eight years, and focus on innovation and value engineering.
We have a long history of working with Waltham Forest Council having helped secure funding and design and deliver schemes for the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme and before that consulting on transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Landmark schemes include the award winning Walthamstow High Street completed on 2015 and Lea Bridge Road scheme which is currently under construction.
Project Centre’s new Regional Director, Scott Lester, will lead on Framework delivery and will use his vast experience in ensuring that Project Centre deliver value for money and added value throughout the life of the framework.
The contract scope includes professional engineering services to meet the ordinary requirements of a local authority for traffic and transportation, transport and development planning, Environment enhancements (public realm) and sustainability, highways management and design and consultancy advice and support
The Framework contract is will run for four years and will be delivered using a combination of co-located staff and additional support from Project Centre’s new head offices based near London St Pancras.