Projects

  • Limerick Colbert Regeneration

    We provided socioeconomic insight and a delivery strategy for one of Ireland’s biggest regeneration sites

    Project overview

    Limerick Colbert is a large regeneration site at the edge of Limerick city centre with capacity for more than 2500 homes and 112,500 m² of retail and workspace, which will support anticipated 50% population growth by 2040. For Ireland’s Land Development Agency, the site is an opportunity to set a standard for public development in the country.

    Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of architects and planners, PRD supplied a socioeconomic baseline, reviewing local demographics, the current housing and employment space markets, and inward investment to inform a masterplan for Limerick Colbert.

    To ensure the masterplan can be delivered on this complex, multi-landowner site, PRD co-ordinated a landowner workshop and developed a delivery strategy which sets out a proposed joint venture structure, financing options, and delivery priorities.

    Project details

    • Client
      Land Development Agency via C+W O’Brien Architects
    • Project Lead
      Barney Cringle
    • Type
      Partnership Structure, Socioeconomic Evidence
  • Margate Town Investment Plan

    We developed a Town Investment Plan which helped Thanet District Council secure up to £22.2m of central government Towns Fund for Margate

    Project overview

    PRD and project partners We Made That worked with Thanet District Council and the Margate Town Deal Board to develop a Town Investment Plan underpinned by extensive community engagement and a widespread desire to transform Margate into a town with a strong year-round economy.

    The TIP charts a 10-year course of improvements for Margate, focusing on scaling Margate’s creative economy and skills through a new Creative Land Trust; tackling deep health inequalities by providing more wellbeing amenities linked to Margate’s coast; improving public realm and connectivity; and making Margate’s nationally-renowned heritage assets more sustainable and inclusive. It is underpinned by PRD’s extensive socioeconomic baseline to ensure interventions are targeted in areas that need them most.

    PRD is currently helping Thanet District Council to lay the groundwork for individual TIP project business cases, which will ensure that Margate’s £22.2m of funding is used to achieve maximum benefit for the town’s residents and workers.

    Project details

    • Client
      Thanet District Council
    • Project Lead
      Chris Paddock
    • Type
      Funding & Investment Plan, Socioeconomic Evidence
  • Runcorn Station Quarter Masterplan

    We appraised development and delivery options for the emerging Runcorn Station Quarter masterplan

    Project overview

    Development in Runcorn faces several delivery challenges and constraints, including multiple land ownership, safeguarded land and challenging local property market economics.

    PRD provided market insight for Runcorn’s Station Quarter as part of a multidisciplinary team. Our input included an in-depth contextual market baseline of local and regional property market economics, developed through data analysis and consultations with agents, key public-sector stakeholders, landowners and key leaseholders. PRD also appraised the development options for the emerging masterplan, which includes consideration of how the council can use its assets to deliver the masterplan and stimulate wider investment in the area.

    The masterplan will catalyse wider regeneration in Runcorn, including the town centre, and harness the regeneration potential of HS2.

    Project details

    • Client
      Halton Borough Council
    • Project Lead
      Martin Woodhouse
    • Type
      Asset Strategy, Viability & Options Appraisal