Crewe Masterplan

War Memorial
War Memorial
The Bus Station in Crewe
The Bus Station in Crewe
The Law Courts
The Law Courts
Existing Access plan
Existing Access plan
Consultation Round Table discussion
Consultation Round Table discussion
People discuss the masterplan in a consultation session
People discuss the masterplan in a consultation session
Part of the final masterplan
Part of the final masterplan
Project date
22.03.2007
Type
  • Consultation
  • Masterplanning
Location
North West England
Clients
Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council
Associated team members
Associated documents

URBED were commissioned to create a masterplan for the town centre of Crewe. Alongside TPM Landscape and Fifield Glyn we created a plan that builds on the economic renaissance of the town identifying further opportunities for development and a wider strategy for repairing the urban fabric and permeability of the core.

Crewe is a town of just over 60,000 people standing in the Cheshire plain. It grew up as a railway town and industrial centre and the population while comparable to the national average in terms of prosperity, is generally less affluent than other parts of Cheshire. Crewe’s economy is however growing rapidly and it is identified as a town with potential for growth in the North West Regional Spatial Strategy. Because of this there is development interest in the town at the present time including the proposed shopping centre by Modus.

The physical environment of the town centre was poor, particularly around the periphery. The report was commissioned to develop a masterplan to shape these development pressures in order to address the weaknesses of the town centre.

The final report drew on a baseline analysis of the town centre and a consultation event in July 2007. From this diagnosis we drew a series of conclusions about the town centre as the basis for four regeneration themes: Reconnection, Reconstruction,  Revitalisation and Regrowth. We finished this project by proposing a masterplan for the town centre.