Occupying a prominent location on the south eastern edge of the town centre Cavendish Quarter will be a stylish and contemporary place to experience town centre living, in easy reach of public transport, shops, bars and restaurants. Focused around a re-configured and converted Cavendish House, a prominent if not currently valued landmark, new apartment buildings offering loft style accommodation will be grouped to form courtyards within which shared gardens and parking areas will be discretely accommodated.
In the Hall Street area, existing fine buildings (No's 41 and 42) will be retained, and a new mix of retail units with apartments above introduced around them. This will help to enhance this route into the town centre, and also help to frame the new square at Prospect Place with a prominent corner building potentially incorporating public art.
Pedestrian and vehicular access will be enhanced by the construction of a new Porter Street bridge over the bypass, re-establishing connection with the residential community beyond. T he existing footbridge connection to Wolverton Road will be enhanced through improvements to the public realm in Cavendish Quarter.
Land Use: More than 250 homes and 2,500 sq metres of commercial uses might be accommodated within the quarter.