Countryside selected for next phase of Bracknell regeneration

WCN Editorial Team 5 Aug 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based developer Countryside has been appointed by Bracknell Forest Council as its new development partner for the next phase of Bracknell town centre’s regeneration.

The third phase of the regeneration scheme focuses on key areas located next to the main Lexicon retail area.

Countryside, along with the council, will redevelop three sites - Market Street, Jubilee Gardens and Coopers Hill.

The sites are anticipated to feature nearly 140 new affordable homes and 260 market homes, a new health centre, a restaurant, a gym, office space, community space and public art.

Countryside Partnerships chief executive Mike Woolliscroft said:  “We are thrilled to have been chosen to be the joint-venture partner for this landmark town centre regeneration programme. This is a testament to our expertise in meaningful and sustainable regeneration having worked on large-scale schemes for over four decades.

"We are also proud of the culture we have cultivated entrenched in close collaboration, meticulous community engagement and transparency. We look forward to working with the council in further delivering a town centre fit for generations to come.”

According to the council, the new developments will complement The Lexicon, which formed the first phases of the regeneration of the town.

Councillor Marc Brunel-Walker, Bracknell Forest Council’s regeneration chief, said: "As part of the process we spent a lot of time discussing Bracknell Forest’s aims with all considered developers and Countryside’s commitment and focus on the whole community stood out at every stage.

"Therefore, we’re delighted to welcome Countryside on our regeneration journey with us as they have a history of supporting quality regeneration and strong partnership working, which best fits our aspirations for the three key sites."

Timelines for the work are yet to be revealed and the legal documents will be signed this year. Plans are likely to be submitted in early 2021.

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The sites are expected to feature nearly 140 new affordable homes and 260 market homes. (Credit: Bracknell Forest Council)

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