Track Records

Masterplanning / Feasibility 

01

Lowestoft Town Centre Masterplan_Urbà
 

client

East Suffolk District Council 

Project

Lowestoft Town Centre Masterplan 

Challenge

The council were seeking a masterplan to inform the redevelopment of Lowestoft town centre. Lowestoft is located on the coast and was facing many challenges in maintaining a vibrant town centre offer in light of structural changes in the retail market.

process

Whilst at AspinallVerdi Stuart Cook, Director at Urbà was instructed with DLA Architects to formulate development options. Stuart undertook a market assessment which considered the residential, office, retail and leisure markets. He than ran development appraisals to inform the viability of the development options. Stuart consulted with a number of pop-up operators to understand their requirements. Stuart outlined the various delivery strategies to the client based on their attitude to risk.

Result

Stuart provided the client with a robust report of the findings, which led to follow-on work to consider one of the development parcels in more detail.

 

02

Masterplanning_Feasibility Urbà 
 

client

Shepway District Council

Project

Biggins Wood, Folkestone, feasibility options 

Challenge

The council had bought the Biggins Wood site and had obtained planning permission for a mixed-use development of 50,000 sqft of industrial/storage units (classes B1 and B8), 7,000 sq ft of commercial/office units, and 77 homes. The Council wished to understand the best route to market. 

process

Whilst at AspinallVerdi Stuart Cook, Director at Urbà was instructed along with TCC. Stuart undertook a market assessment and development appraisals of different disposal options. Stuart consulted with agents, developers and contractors to assess the market appetite for the scheme.

Result

Stuart provided the client with a robust report of the findings to enable them to progress the delivery of the site.