Description: An audit of the value and qualities of existing streets showing the historic design clues and what should be retained, the production of a Design Guide and, for one major route from the station to the seafront through the main commercial street, the production of an arts brief to bring a special quality to the route.
Why we carried out the project: We were commissioned by the Council after competitive tender, to act as lead consultant in studying and writing a prescriptive guide to the improvement and enhancement of the streets of central St Leonards, which includes residential and commercial streets, streets with mixed uses, squares and the seafront/major link road/esplanade. We sent a research team including urban design students (who learned from KAC on the job) to audit around 40 streets in the area, recording key features, appointed Creative Cultures to work with us on the Arts brief, and then, following consultations, produced a highly illustrated design manual for the area’s important streets and routes.
Client: The Neighbourhood Regeneration Manager, Hastings Borough Council, supported by the Regional Development Agency.
Testimonials: This guide clearly explains the historical development and importance of St Leonards public domain and gives both the Council, the Highways team and developers the basis for coordinated regeneration of these spaces.
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