St. Marks Square

Kent

On this Public Private Partnership (PPP) regeneration scheme we worked for the preferred Development Partner to develop a site principally occupied by the existing Westmoreland Road car park, to provide a new leisure led mixed-use destination.

We worked with the Design Team, planning experts and other advisers to develop the scheme providing a new recreational space, quality public realm and 200 new homes. The challenge was to create a family friendly development, accessible by both pedestrians and vehicles on a constrained site.

The Design Team worked tirelessly to enable the scheme to develop in response to numerous consultations with public and statutory consultees and pre-application discussions whilst responding to the challenging Brief.

The London Borough of Bromley, in their capacity as Landowner, provided Landowner Consent in October 2011. In December 2011, a Planning Application was deposited with the Council encompassing the following elements:

  • 9 screen multiplex cinema
  • 9 restaurants
  • 200 apartments in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units
  • 130 bedroom business hotel
  • Large public plaza and landscaping
  • 400 car parking spaces

The residential element has been being built to Code Level 4, with energy costs estimated at a reduction of 30 % through better insulation, good ventilation and the provision of an onsite combined heat and power system. The remaining building elements deliver an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.