Regeneration will rid town of "bland and dull" concrete appearanceBy Hugh Fort
January 28, 2013
Bracknell's regeneration plans aim to transform the northern end of the town by ridding it of concrete and bringing the borough's green space into the town centre.
Jeremy Sweet, of BDP architects explained: “Waitrose will become the top of the town, with the road to the side of it being lowered and turned into a new market square.
“Millennium Way will then become part of The Ring and drivers will be able to access the town using that road.
“The subway in front of Waitrose will also go.
“We’re going to make it much easier for people to walk around the town and everything will be very accessible.”Hairdresser "fed up" at not getting notice to vacate property for Bracknell regeneration
Other features will include a new multi-storey car park with public toilets, lockers and information points and sheltered areas between restaurants to allow diners to sit outside.
Jeremy said: “The car park building will have integrated green walls which will soften its appearance.
“We’re trying to get the values important to Bracknell Forest into the town.
“At the minute everything is very concrete, bland and dull and doesn’t reflect the wider area which is full of greenery.
“We’re planning on bringing that greenery into the town.
“Like the Waitrose building, with the green grass walls and timber cladding, these buildings will have a similar aesthetic.”