Development Framework Plan i.c.w. DTZ and Alan Baxter & Associates
Program: 40ha restructuring of the town centre
Client: English Partnerships and Basildon Renaissance Partnership
Phase: completed, 2005

We collaborated with DTZ Pieda Consulting and Alan Baxters Associates on the preparation of a vision for the future of Basildon Town Centre and the production of a framework plan and planning brief for adoption by the local authority.

The vision seeks to reinvigorate the original forward-looking spirit of the new town of the 1950s, whilst addressing many of the problems of a town centre that evolved through the 1960s and 1970s into a shopping centre disconnected from the surrounding neighbourhood.

Being at the ‘heart’ of the town it will cater for all of Basildon’s needs by being more than just a shopping centre. It will include places to live, work and do business, shop and play and with streets and spaces that link the centre to areas of housing and leisure with good transport facilities.