Businesses, residents and users of the town centre spaces in Aylesbury are being invited to give their views on the rejuvenation programme for the Market Square and Kingsbury in Aylesbury.
Following a competitive tender process, Buckinghamshire Council have now successfully appointed Untitled Practice, specialists in public realm architecture, for the planned improvements to Aylesbury’s Market Square and Kingsbury.
£4.5m of capital funding investment has been committed by Buckinghamshire Council to help improve the quality and usability of both public spaces in line with the principles set out in the recently published Aylesbury Garden Town Masterplan.
Untitled Practice will lead Aylesbury town centre’s latest regeneration project. Initially the project will start with online engagement running for two weeks from Wednesday 12th to Wednesday 26th August 2020. It will be the first of a number of public engagement opportunities, as the designs develop.
The engagement will be open to all local businesses, residents and users of the town centre spaces as the council want to ensure everyone has an opportunity to contribute their thoughts and ideas to this exciting new project.
The project will build on the most recent town centre development in Aylesbury, The Exchange.
The heritage features of both the Market Square and Kingsbury will be preserved however there will be a focus on how accessibility can be improved and how the principles of the Aylesbury Garden town relating to sustainability and creating more open space for use by everyone can be achieved.
The improvements will also look to emphasise Kingsbury as the gateway to the old town, celebrating Aylesbury’s rich heritage as a market town.
Councillor Steve Bowles, Cabinet Member for Town Centre Regeneration, said: ‘This is a really exciting project for Aylesbury. Creating and improving our public spaces is a key priority and a vital part of the work we are doing to help attract people to work, visit and invest in the town centre.
It’s really important to us that we hear the views of those businesses, residents and visitors who use the area the most to help us in the design of both public spaces. I would urge all to get involved by visiting www.kmspublicrealm.org.‘
The first stage questionnaire based engagement will run for two weeks from Wednesday 12th to Wednesday 26th August 2020 at www.kmspublicrealm.org, enquiries can be sent via email at [email protected]. Hard copy prints of the questionnaires will also be available during the same period at Aylesbury Library, Walton Street, HP20 1UU.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.