Entran were appointed to provide transport planning and highway design for the redevelopment of the former General Accident Insurance building in St. Marychurch, Torquay. The result is a brand new 4,000 sq.ft. Sainsbury's Local food store which began trading in early September. Sainsbury's are the anchor tenant of this exciting new mixed use scheme, including cafes and residential units. This is a valuable new retail provision that activates the previously dormant site, improved public transport provision and provides a new area of public realm.
Wednesday, 02 October, 2013
We have just produced a TA for the regeneration of Riverside Studios, the home of Hancock's Half Hour, TFI Friday and Celebrity Juice. The planning application has been submitted and the client, Mount Anvil, is hopeful that planning permission will be achieved later this year.
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
The RTPI published a new report today making 15 key recommendations to unlock schemes and sites to deliver housing in the UK. Recommendations 9 and 10 raise interesting questions about the relationship between infrastructure funding and housing delivery. http://rtpi.org.uk/report.pdf
Thursday, 12 September, 2013
Richard Fitter had an interesting day at the Transport Research Laboratory last week carrying out site trials for a new design of cycle route to bypass bus stops. The trials were commissioned by TfL and involved dozens of cyclists and pedestrians being filmed going through pre-determined manoeuvres to assess their reactions and interactions. The irony is that this 'new' cycle bypass was very similar to one proposed by Entran in 2010 as part of a proposed development in Tower Hamlets, and which was rejected by TfL!
Saturday, 31 August, 2013
Clean Power's application for an Energy Recovery Centre at the Network Rail freight yard in Willesden was deferred last night by Ealing's planning committee. The application was recommended for approval but members requested more information.
Thursday, 15 August, 2013
Excellent write-up about the growth of Entran and Sol Environment in this week's Environment Analyst magazine; http://environment-analyst.com/5727/sme-insight-sol-and-entran-grow-in-alliance-model
Friday, 12 July, 2013