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.”
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead awards Project Centre with new £2.5 million contract
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead have recently awarded their Highway and Transport Professional Services contract to Project Centre, an NSL company. The contract is worth £500,000 per year, begins 1 April 2017 and runs for five years with a possible extension of two further years.
The contract includes; project lifecycle support, passenger transport enquiries; traffic & road safety enquiries; flood risk management enquiries; transport policy support and highways development control & sustainable urban drainage (SUDS).
During the contract, Project Centre will invest in the local economy by working with supply chain partners from within the Royal Borough. This will provide employment opportunities across a variety of roles for members of the local community.
Keith Hanshaw, managing director of Project Centre said: “We have built our reputation on delivering award winning highways and transportation consultancy services to local authorities and we look forward to continuing this with Windsor and Maidenhead. Our success has been built on working in partnership with our clients and delivery partners to understand all stakeholder requirements, helping us to deliver high quality, innovative and sustainable infrastructure for the communities we serve. We are delighted to have been awarded this new commission and look forward to a successful partnership for the next five years and beyond.”