Date posted: July 24, 2018
Planning permission has been granted for the first phase of the Whitehill & Bordon town centre, a new energy centre which will provide district heating to the whole of the Town Centre development. The energy centre sits within a wider masterplan which will include 2,400 new homes and a range of commercial, retail, community and leisure projects.
Although utilitarian in function the energy centre will have a significant impact on the town centre. ArchitecturePLB have therefore worked to create an elegant solution. A simple chimney will sit at one corner of the building and is designed to become a visible representation of the Town Centre’s sustainable ambitions and a playful landmark signalling progress for the regeneration project and for the innovation in energy production.
ArchitecturePLB were also appointed to design the ‘Maker’s Market’ at the heart of the town centre. The building is being designed as a ‘long life/loose fit’ building to accommodate a range of uses which can change over time to suit the future needs of the Town Centre.