Bond Bryan have worked closely with Calderdale Council and Project Managers Turner and Townsend to develop design proposals for the community-led regeneration project of Elland Town Centre.
Elland has some of the most unique heritage assets within the Yorkshire region; however, the changes in how people use the high street have meant that footfall has reduced in parts of the town and many heritage buildings are not being utilised. Bond Bryan have developed the masterplan with the council and this encompasses six distinct, but inter-related elements aiming to bring those spaces back into use and enable viable opportunities for new businesses and homes; these will generate an increase in footfall and occupation, recapture the spirit and distinction of place and bring back the heart of the high street.
The plans create improved connectivity throughout the town – by linking venues and assets in a fun way, creating new event spaces and improved public realm – and by working with the cultural heritage of the place to develop new talent for the future economy, and the opportunities to have more people living in the town centre.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a public consultation will be carried out virtually – welcoming local people to have their say by questionnaire and to ensure that the needs of the community are being met.
Bond Bryan’s Tomasz Romaniewicz, commented:
“Continuing with a virtual public consultation is a real testament to the strength and ambition that we see at Calderdale Council: pushing ahead during these difficult times with the end-goal in sight – to better connect the features of the town and unlock its true potential. We are very excited to be part of this project in reigniting the town which holds so much potential and is rich in history.”
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, Coun Jane Scullion, said:
“Elland has a lot to offer as a town, with some wonderful heritage features and some great independent shops and businesses. We’re now at the stage when we can share some ideas to help improve the look and feel of the town centre.”
To view the online consultation and questionnaire, please click here