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Town centre regeneration

The full range of PTE’s experience converges in our work on town centre regeneration. Town centres are struggling with the decline of traditional retail and require a complex mix of uses to bring them back to life and provide 24-hour activity.

Our work combines major public realm improvements with the provision of homes, community facilities, leisure and employment space, integrated with small and large shops, including supermarkets.

Recent projects include a multiplex cinema with homes above; artists’ studios combined with loft apartments; and the restoration of historic railway infrastructure to create ‘maker’ spaces and an outdoor market. A complete new suburban town centre features the transformation of a dual carriageway into an inviting high street.

“Because of the demographic change and in the development of The Scene as a mixed-use scheme, including a nine-screen Empire Cinema, we’ve attracted three destination restaurants. Turtle Bay only had one operation in London and took 4,000sq ft. Grillstock chose it for their first in London and we worked with them on a big festival in September. Yum Yum has only one other. These are three special destination restaurants. Turtle Bay made the jump, after we convinced them of the potential, and they’ve been trading their socks off ever since.”

Cllr Chris Robbins, Former Leader, Waltham Forest Council