Swan are delighted to announce that their plans to deliver the long awaited retail-led regeneration of the Laindon Centre will become a reality, after Basildon Council’s Planning Committee voted to approve their planning application.
With an existing High Road in name alone, the new plans will provide a much needed visually and physically accessible heart for Laindon and beyond. The new High Street delivers shopping, a new head office for Swan, a new health centre and homes ranging from apartments to larger family houses.
Swan will also be progressing with detailed design work and anticipate main construction starting on site with the first phase in early 2018. Carl Vann, Partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards, said: “Pollard Thomas Edwards is delighted to be acting as architects in collaboration with C.F. Møller, to deliver Swan’s vision for this significant location.
We have worked closely with the community to develop a high street proposal that is a true ‘centre of gravity’ for the local and wider area. The proposal re-imagines the centre of Laindon, bringing not just bricks and mortar, but a wider view to deliver an attractive walkable setting for new homes, shopping and working; whilst also addressing local resident concerns to reduce traffic speeds and promote a sense of community and neighbourliness.”
Rolf Nielsen, Associate Partner at C.F.Møller, said: “This process has been inspirational and C.F. Møller have taken great delight in the extensive public consultation and our collaboration with PTE to realise Swans ambitious project.” Source and images, Courtesy of C.F.Møller.
Article by Marco Rinaldi