Letchworth Garden City
Colman Architects was asked to investigate the possibilities to improve an area within Letchworth that was deemed to not positively contribute to the Town Centre.
Our response sought to improve the critical mass of the retail by providing larger shops that will attract both national and international retailers. In addition, the proposals also reinforced the historical leisure uses to the south of the site by creating a new Town Square with surrounding restaurants and cafes, adjacent to the Grade II listed Hall.
The budget cost for this mixed use development is £60m and includes 80,000 sq ft of retail space and 8,000 sq ft of leisure facilities. 365 underground car parking spaces will be provided for the 250 contemporary residential units made up of flats, maisonettes and penthouse apartments, surrounded by landscaped gardens. The project will also incorporate sustainable measures that will not only affect the design and construction processes but also the lifetime cost of running the building.