The new Sir Nigel Gresley Square is at the heart of the Doncaster Civic and Cultural Quarter masterplan and provides a major new outdoor space for Doncaster.
Client Muse Developments
We oversaw the development of the masterplan together with AECOM and have delivered a new low-energy civic office for the council as part of it.
In a 2003 Urban Renaissance Masterplan commissioned by Yorkshire Forward, it was recognised that there was an opportunity for a new Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ) in the Waterdale area of Doncaster.
Development proposals were for a high quality mixed use scheme including extensive new civic facilities and commercial developments set within significantly improved public realm. The intention was for the land values generated by the commercial developments to be used to fund the Civic Office/cultural facilities, new public realm, infrastructure and highways improvements.
Developing the CCQ in this comprehensive manner should lead to a far more successful and sustainable development and long-term regeneration of the area than would be possible if a piecemeal approach was adopted.