BWB have been continuously working on the White Rose Shopping Centre for the past 8 years. We have been commissioned by Land Securities to supply multi-disciplinary design services on many projects ranging from structural surveys to the design services on significant new build developments. The centre is a landmark shopping destination that lies four miles from Leeds city centre and features over 120 retail outlets. The latest project we are involved with includes the construction of a multi-screen cinema complex that will host IMAX technology as well as six new restaurants and an outdoor play area. To allow this project to be undertaken, the construction of an offsite car park to compensate for the loss of car parking associated with the cinema development was undertaken by BWB and is now open.
Immediately prior to commencement of construction of the offsite car park concerns were raised by the Coal Authority following submission for planning permission about the potential location of 2 capped mine shafts. Our land team were able to successfully demonstrate through detailed investigations and discussion with the Coal authority that the mine shafts did not represent a risk to the proposed development which led to the planning objections being removed.
Proposals to extend the centre led to an emphasis on transport planning to reduce the demand of car parking and promote more sustainable choices of transport. To assist with this BWB were instructed to undertake a five year Travel Co-ordination Plan. The five year project will involve BWB reviewing travel patterns of staff and customers in order to understand and influence travel behaviour.
BWB's Travel Plan Co-ordinator Shazad Khan was presented with a White Rose Community Award for his work at the centre in October 2015. The Accolade was presented by the centre's management team in recognition of his ''incredible leadership'' of the project.
BWB are immensely proud of their continued involvement in this landmark retail destination and their 9 year association with Land Securities.