Gail Mayhew, Managing Director, FuturePlaces said:
“FuturePlaces is committed to engaging partners with the same focus on unlocking the best outcomes for communities across the BCP city region. We are pleased to announce the appointment of C.F. Møller Architects for the creation of the Poole waterfront masterplan, a practice that understands the principles of holistic and sustainable regeneration, which form the foundations of FuturePlaces’ stewardship-led approach to development.
“It is essential Poole embraces its waterfront and considers different experiences and activities which will turn the water into a unique resource that can bind the town and the wider area together. By funding infrastructure and placemaking works with longer term patient capital, we can overcome the challenges presented by stalled regeneration sites and proposals that often fail to meet the quality needed to secure the potential of the amazing natural coastal asset.”
Cllr Philip Broadhead, Chairman, FuturePlaces, said:
“The appointment of leading international architecture practice C.F. Møller Architects signals BCP Council’s intention to transform Poole waterfront into a global coastline of opportunity. By prioritising the public realm offer, the area will offer exciting potential for businesses, people and communities across the region and beyond, befitting one of the fastest growing city regions in the UK.”
Rolf Nielsen, Associate Partner at C.F. Møller Architects said:
"We are delighted and honored to be given the opportunity to contribute to this important next step in the realisation of BCP’s ambitious vision for the regeneration of Poole’s harbour front, and the essential work on the integration of the flood defense system. We look forward to continuing the collaboration with BCP Council, FuturePlaces and Stakeholders and together develop design solutions that embrace the water and create a vibrant, safe and attractive waterfront for the benefit of residents and visitors."
At FuturePlaces we create places with liveability and quality at the centre. Through real-estate and whole place development we drive opportunities for investment. We build places that are thriving whilst enabling communities to live more sustainable, healthy and happy lives.
Working as a bridge between BCP Council and the property investment and development markets, FuturePlaces bring expertise in best practice sustainable placemaking, enabling delivery and stewardship to secure the best regenerative development outcomes for our communities.