Althorpe Street Regeneration – Public Exhibition of Proposals
On Thursday 31st May Rickett Architects exhibited their proposals for the regeneration of the Althorpe Street area of South Leamington. This was held in the Conservatory of the Royal Leamington Pump Rooms and was very well attended with more than 121 local residents, businesses, councillors and interest groups attending.
The proposals, prepared on behalf of Althorpe Street Developments (a consortium of the site owners), will see the redevelopment of a number of run-down industrial premises to provide Grade ‘A’ studio and office accommodation with student accommodation above. The design will is one that is both physically and visually permeable to achieve a vibrant relationship between Althorpe Street and the canal-side – for the first time. In so doing, the development accords with many of Warwick District Council’s aspirations for this area of Leamington – including the development of a Creative Quarter, retention and enhancement of employment on the edge of the town centre and the provision of additional student facilities in a planned and managed form that will reduce pressure on established residential areas.
It is intended that the proposals will now be worked up into a full planning application that will be submitted in July to Warwick District Council.