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Friarsgate, Lichfield Town Centre, Regeneration, Staffordshire

BSP has played a key role in a multi-million pound mixed-use regeneration scheme planned for Lichfield town centre. The proposed development by U+I includes a multi-screen cinema, a new gym, up to ten new restaurants, around 25 shops, 82 apartments, 11 townhouses and a new landscaped public area.

The scheme features a new bus station for the city near to the railway station and 500 car parking spaces – making the development an important new hub right in the centre of historic Staffordshire city.

BSP is structural, civil and transportation engineer for the planned development, which is currently under consideration by Lichfield District Council.

As well as handling the core civil, structural and drainage aspects, BSP has been involved extensively in the traffic and transportation designs to accomodate the new bus station, including liaison with bus operators and other key stakeholders.

“This proposed redevelopment for Lichfield is a major town centre regeneration scheme, which has embraced the skills of a number of BSP engineers, who specialise in different areas of expertise”, said BSP managing director David Sumner.

The Friarsgate development aims to enhance the Leisure, retail and residential offering for the area with a scheme that preserves and respects the unique history and culture of Lichfield.

It is being proposed by Development Securities (Lichfield) Limited a wholly owned subsidary of U+I Group PLC, with a decision on the planning application expected in Spring 2016.

Role

  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer

Client

U+I, formally known as Development Securities PLC

Architect

Group Ginger

Project Description

The leisure offering includes a state of the art multi-screen cinema, a new gym, up to ten new restaurants and approximately 25 shops. It will provide 82 apartments, 11 townhouses and a brand new landscaped public area for visitors to enjoy. The development will also enhance transport connectivity within Lichfield, delivering a new bus station for the city near to the railway station, as well as 500 safe and accessible car parking spaces.

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