Date:Thursday 28 February
Time:18:00 refreshments, 18:30 presentations
Venue:Worcestershire County Cricket Club - Kenyon Suite, Level 2, The View Building
Cost:£10.00 for non-members
This event is an opportunity for those involved in the built environment to hear first-hand what the Worcester City Centre Masterplan proposes and how it could shape the city for years to come.
In October 2018, Worcester City Council launched its hugely ambitious vision for Worcester. The City Centre Masterplan will create new transport routes, parks and public spaces, housing and business premises. It will also provide a huge financial boost to the local economy via 3,137 new homes, 8,600 new job and 14km of new cycle routes. A consultation of the draft plan was undertaken in November 2018 with the expectation that the plan will be adopted in March 2019.
Introduction: Andrew Round, Corporate Director, Place, Worcester City Council
Presentation One: Luke Willetts, Director of Operations, Worcestershire LEP will speak about the Drivers of productivity for Worcestershire and how they can solve the UK’s productivity problem. Luke will give a brief overview of the work WLEP does across the county and beyond, and how an adopted Masterplan for Worcester City supports the wider strategic objectives of the county.
Presentation Two: Nigel Wakefield, from Node, who were commissioned by the city council to create the masterplan. Node are urban designers, landscape architects and heritage consultants with offices in Birmingham, Leicester and London.