LHC Design were commissioned by Wessex Investors to prepare proposals for the redevelopment of an underutilised 1980s retail development in central Clevedon.
The Triangle Centre site is currently dominated by a lightless and uninspiring 1980s ‘big box’ retail unit and ageing car park, which physically and visually divide the retail and cultural zones. This does little to elevate the town-centre experience or capture the interest of passers-by.
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We developed proposals for regeneration of the site, extending and subdividing the retail unit to provide more suitable floorplates that will diversify the retail offer, and providing for additional uses including a gym and new café/retail unit that will extend dwell time and boost the evening economy. A new apartment block will increase the number of residents in the centre of the town, and further enhance footfall.
Proposals also enhance the connectivity of the site and public realm, and substantially improve the look and flow of the site, creating a vibrant, integrated hub that is characterised by activity, light and high curb appeal.
It is anticipated that the proposals will draw more people into town, boost custom for local businesses and attract further investment to the area.
Detailed designs were created for a reconfiguration and two storey extension to the existing retail unit to include a gym (1,054m2) (use class D2) and additional ground floor retail space to create two units (534m2); and erection of a food retail unit (195 m2) (use class A3/A5) and 39no. senior living apartments (29no. 1 bed and 10no. 2 beds) (use class C3); to include reconfiguration of the car park, public realm and landscaping works.