The scheme includes a variety of new community facilities located at the heart of the redevelopment which reflects feedback received from residents, stakeholders and focus groups during the previous Masterplanning process.
Facilities will be located close to sustainable and public transport links, will have their own dedicated car parking, and where appropriate, will overlook public open space. This will maximise accessibility and ensure long term sustainability of facilities and services.
The new community facilities will include:
- youth and community centre
- nursery/children's centre
- health centre/pharmacy
- assisted living accommodation
- shop units and a local convenience store built around a public square
- family pub /restaurant.
Outdoor leisure facilities
New and enhanced outdoor sports and leisure facilities will be located in the area currently occupied by the Bishop David Brown School playing fields and will include a 3G floodlit football pitch (designed to FA Step 5 standards) and improved rugby, football and cricket areas.
The sports and leisure facilities have been designed to integrate with the wider plans and allow shared use between the school and the local community, optimising access to leisure and amenity space, and increasing activity, health and wellbeing of local residents.
Leisure and Education Hub
Located on the north eastern corner for the regeneration area, the Leisure and Education Hub will provide a variety of indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities and improved facilities that are available to the school to enhance participation and support the attainment of improved educational standards.
Located within the heart of the regeneration area, the Community Hub will host key community facilities including a pre-school nursery, health centre, pharmacy and community centre.
The combined location of these facilities promotes access to both health and wellbeing services and collaboration between service providers.
To allow easy access to these facilities, elderly care accommodation has been located in close proximity to the Community Hub.