Bailey Drive, Christchurch
A redundant riverside land of 5.5 acres, was acquired with planning consent for light industrial use out of town centre.
Quantum carried out a comprehensive viability exercise to identify what would unlock the greatest value of the land and maximize community benefit.
We launched a major engagement campaign to raise awareness and generate support from the community in Christchurch. Through a rigorous process of talking to the residents, planners and commercial operators the result is a scheme delivering 25 new affordable homes, a new supermarket, a waterside park and pedestrian bridge.
We worked directly with the Environment Agency regarding flood mitigation and designed a sustainable scheme targeting Breeam Excellent Standards. Our in-house quantity surveyor services, costed the implications of the design and were 100% mitigated by working closely with the in-house procurement team, who undertook two trips to China to source materials and worked in conjunction with the interior design team, who had fully specified all of the commercial and residential elements.
Throughout the process, we were in negotiations with Asda as the nominated supermarket operator.
The resulting scheme is designed to deliver a series of community benefits that far outweigh alternative proposals from two competing developers. The design is respectful of the sites former military heritage and includes pedestrian access across the river Stour via a modern day ‘Bailey Bridge’.
Planning consent was achieved for a major regeneration of the area to create vibrant new community facilities.
|Quantum||Competitor A||Competitor B|
|Benefitting West Christchurch||✓||✗||✗|
|Supporting the High Street||✓||✗||✗|
|Enhanced Transport links||✓||✗||✗|
|New Jobs & Wealth||✓||✗||✗|
|New affordable homes||✓||✗||✗|
|Comprehensive community engagement||✓||✗||✗|