This month we submitted a major planning application for our Friarsgate development in Lichfield. After extensive public consultation, we believe we have designed a scheme that will enhance the leisure, retail and residential offering for the area with a design that preserves and respects the unique history and culture of Lichfield. Designed by Leeds based architects, Group Ginger, the revised application focusses on a sympathetic design and mix of uses, improved access into the new development from the train station and open views of Lichfield Cathedral’s spires from the development's main shopping street.
A truly mixed-use scheme, Friarsgate is forecast to create 900 new jobs and deliver £283m in GVA over the next ten years into the local economy. The leisure - led development includes a state of the art multi-screen cinema, a new gym, up to ten new restaurants, circa 25 shops, 82 apartments, 11 townhouses and a brand new landscaped public area. The development also includes a new bus station for the city near to the railway station and 500 car parking spaces making the development an important new hub right in the centre of this historic city.
Another great example of our expertise in unlocking complex town centre development projects, we’re excited to hear the outcome of our application.