British Land refreshes team for 10 acre Lancaster City Centre regeneration

British Land is pleased to announce the appointment of a team of professional consultants to work on the regeneration of the 10 acre Canal Corridor North site in Lancaster city centre. The development team includes new architects, planners and building specialists.

Having already appointed urban regeneration specialist, Centros, to manage the development through the planning and construction processes, British Land has now appointed a new architectural team consisting of Chapman Taylor and Richard Griffiths Architects.

GL Hearn, Gleeds and Jones Lang LaSalle have also been appointed as planning consultant, quantity surveyor, and letting agent respectively – with Mayer Brown continuing as transport consultant and Waterman Group as structural engineer and environmental consultant.

Richard Wise, Head of UK Retail Asset Management and Development for British Land, said:

“Lancaster has seen very little retail investment in the last two decades and this strategic site, bordered by a canal and with two active theatres, offers the opportunity to create a strong, experiential shopping, leisure and cultural destination.”

The British Land development team has already started to engage with English Heritage, Lancaster City Council and key local stakeholders. A comprehensive engagement programme to consult the public and local interest groups is underway and will inform the detailed scheme design which is anticipated to take place later in 2013.

British Land acquired the former Mitchell’s brewery – a major part of the Canal Corridor North site – in November last year, and has a development agreement with Lancaster City Council to acquire the other major landholding and enable the delivery of a comprehensive mixed-use scheme on the whole 10 acre site.

The new British Land development team includes:

  • Development manager – Centros
  • Masterplanner and lead architect – Chapman Taylor
  • Historic buildings architect – Richard Griffiths Architects
  • Planning consultant – GL Hearn
  • Transport consultant – Mayer Brown
  • Structural engineer and environmental consultant – Waterman Group
  • Quantity Surveyor – Gleeds
  • Letting agent – Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Valuation surveyor – Hitchcock Wright
  • Lawyer – Lawrence Graham
  • Public relations and community engagement – Bryson:PR