Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration Celebrates UK National Planning and Placemaking Award

28 June 2016

Congratulations to the Wokingham team, who celebrated a win at the National Planning & Placemaking Awards last week in London.

Wokingham’s Town Centre Regeneration scheme was named the winner of the Making Development Viable category at this year’s awards ceremony and drinks reception, which was held at Savoy Place on Thursday 23rd June.

The award celebrates project teams that go the extra mile to ensure that a development, the viability of which had been threatened, is made possible without undermining the scheme’s social, economic and environmental objectives.

Wokingham’s mixed-use town centre regeneration project sits over two sites in the Berkshire market town, providing new retail and leisure space in addition to 200 houses, apartments and a hotel, with a new 1.5 hectare park at the heart of the scheme.

From our Newark office, Project Leader Emily Pieters and Ben Hyett represented Benoy on the night and joined Wokingham Borough Council in collecting the award.

Emily Pieters commented, “A huge thank you goes to the Benoy team who worked so hard to achieve this difficult Planning Consent. The CGIs produced by the Visualisation team were particularly praised by our client for helping to communicate the quality of the scheme to considerable public and statutory consultation.”

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