Posted: 7/10/2011 at 9:11am
Release date: Friday October 7
Four local firms have been appointed to support an innovative partnership which will regenerate Bournemouth Town Centre.
They have been appointed by The Bournemouth Development Company, the public-private partnership steering the initiative, and will supply planning, accountancy and communications services.
Around 17 sites, mainly car parks, will be redeveloped over the 20 year life of the partnership; bringing new homes, businesses, shops, family attractions and improvements to public spaces. The Council will use its share of profits to fund further improvements throughout the town, with Westover Road among the priority areas.
The four firms appointed are planning, design and environment consultancy Terence O’Rourke, chartered accountants and business advisers Princecroft Willis, web designers Yammayap and communications specialists Deep South Media.
Duncan Johnston, a representative of The Bournemouth Development Company, said: “Our work is all about securing the long term economic and social vitality of the town and, with such a skilled community in Dorset, we’re determined to recruit local talent to support us as much as possible.
“Their skills and insight will help us progress this exciting initiative to enhance Bournemouth for future generations, cementing its status as a vibrant place in which to live, work and visit.”
The Bournemouth Development Company is a partnership between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments established to deliver improvements as part of the council’s wider Town Centre Vision.
The first project is to help rejuvenate the Horseshoe Common and Old Christchurch Road by replacing the nearby Leyton Mount car park fronting Old Christchurch Road with apartments and commercial units. Under the proposals parking spaces will be replaced with a multi-storey at neighbouring Madeira Road Car Park.
Picture caption: All joined up.jpg: Local firms have been appointed to support The Bournemouth Development Company. Pictured here (left to right) James Caddy of Yammayap, Mike Harrison of Terence O’Rourke, Roger Ball of The Bournemouth Development Company, Jenna Fansa of Deep South Media, Duncan Johnston of The Bournemouth Development Company and Mark Johns of Princecroft Willis.
The Bournemouth Development Company is the business trading name for a 50/50 public/private venture between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited.
The town is ready to relaunch its economic future, and make Bournemouth a better place to live, learn, work, play and invest.
The Bournemouth Development Company combines Morgan Sindall’s experience, funding and expertise with Bournemouth Council’s assets and economic & community vision. The company has been formed to deliver key aspects of Bournemouth’s Town Centre Vision, which will bring new family attractions, shops, homes, landmark buildings and improvements to public spaces on numerous town centre sites. The Company will develop key sites across the town centre, and the profits be reinvested to deliver even greater town centre transformation.
A flavour of what’s in store includes:
How the Town Centre Vision fits in
Bournemouth Borough Council has developed a strategy for the town centre called ‘Bournemouth Town Centre Vision’.
Present development in Bournemouth has been piecemeal – the vision takes a complete look at the town centre, ensuring development is comprehensive and coordinated – and that’s where The Bournemouth Development Company comes in.
For further information please contact Jenna Fansa, PR Account Director at Deep South Media, on 07812 245118.