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Shared Access, Marlow

In a country park Thames Valley setting near Marlow, DA is negotiating the conversion of waste ground near a water-ski club for a shared parking facility.

While local businesses will utilise the parking during the working day, public access will ensure occupancy at weekends for the local leisure amenities including lakeside green space.

The submission to Wycombe DC includes a detailed metric ecological assessment to comply with the latest government guidance together with a full landscape enhancement scheme including appropriate security lighting. The submission was co-ordinated by Bell Cornwell Planning.

Retail Renewal

As British retailing adapts to new markets DA has been instructed on refurbishment programmes in Carlisle and London. Working with St Modwen project management at Edmonton shopping centre and The Co-operative at St Nicholas Retail Park, Carlisle the practice has provided landscape refurbishment strategies to enhance the public realm. Other regional projects extend across the south from Dorset to Kent.

Gun Street Conversion

In central Reading DA have assisted Owens Galliver Architects on two adjacent Listed Building retail conversion schemes beside
The Holybrook, a chalk stream feeding into the Kennet & Avon Canal. New public footbridge links with terraced native & marginal gabion planting have been requested by The Environment Agency.

DA is working on conversion and refurbishment schemes at Pangbourne and Reigate and a new retail site at Chobham.