Gillespies delivers a new public realm for ‘The Lexicon’ in Bracknell.
Last night signalled the official opening of one of the largest town centre regeneration projects in the UK, ‘The Lexicon’ at Bracknell.
Designed by BDP, Chapman Taylor and Piper Whitlock Architects for Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, a 50:50 joint venture between Legal & General Capital and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund, working with Bracknell Forest Council, The Lexicon provides a new social and cultural heart for the town, offering a series of green landscaped squares for entertainment and events, and a high quality mix of shops, restaurants and leisure amenities that line a sequence of open and covered pedestrianised streets.
Gillespies has designed a significant public realm as part of the landmark £240m regeneration of Bracknell Town Centre. Placing emphasis on intuitive movement through the development, the public realm provides a sequence of large and small public squares that link to smaller routes, shopping avenues and the main High Street — renamed The Avenue.
Incorporating new high quality paving, street furniture, lighting, planting, and lined with semi‑mature trees, the new town squares are distinct from the movement corridors and provide an opportunity for visitors to dine, convene, relax and enjoy the surrounding environment.
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