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.”
Ealing appoint Project Centre as highest ranked consultant
With the Ealing Framework now in its second generation, Project Centre has once again been awarded highest ranked consultant status for highways and transportation services (Lot 3). Having secured industry awards and recognition for Ealing with a host of awards including the prestigious ‘Streets’ category at the 2015 CIHT awards and the Excellence in Cycling and Walking award at the 2016 London Transport Awards, our credentials for delivery of these services were well evidenced . Other Project Centre schemes delivered during the first contract also saw Ealing recognised for Road Safety and innovation.
We are delighted to have secured this important contract once again, which through an access agreement provides other London Boroughs a procurement route to value for money services, without the unnecessary expense of separate procurement exercises.
Project Centre’s Regional Director, Kevin Donnelly, will lead on Framework delivery and will use his vast experience in ensuring that Project Centre continue to 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 and Regional office based in Slough.