Redwood recently led the stakeholder engagement and public consultation for regeneration proposals at The Spires Shopping Centre in Barnet on behalf of client, Hunter Real Estate Investment Management.
The exhibition, organised by Redwood, presented proposals for the regeneration of The Spires Shopping Centre, purchased by Hunter Real Estate Investment Management in July 2015. The proposals, designed by Redwood client Leslie Jones Architecture, include a new, modern retail unit for an international fashion brand, the creation of three new restaurants, new landscaping and improvements to public spaces both inside and outside the centre.
Over 500 people from the local community attended the exhibition over the course of three days. The overwhelming majority of the feedback gathered from the consultation was positive with 81 per cent of respondents who completed a feedback form stating they support the proposals.
Redwood led a programme of wide stakeholder engagement from the early stages of the proposals, liaising and meeting with local elected representatives, including local MP and Cabinet Minister Teresa Villiers, local amenity groups, Barnet council, the media and the public.
These plans build on work already completed at The Spires, including the refurbishment of the main high street entrance also designed by Leslie Jones Architecture, which is home to new tenants Carluccio’s and Anytime Fitness. These latest proposals will bring a new fashion and dining offer to Barnet, improving the overall retail offer of the area and bringing a night-time-economy to the high street.
A planning application was submitted at the start of 2016.