Sectors : Leisure

Client : First Investments Ltd

DLA were appointed to produce designs for a Food ‘Cluster’ which would strengthen the links between the Arcade and the Plaza elements of the Shopping Centre by utilising the existing first floor bridge link. The alterations facilitated several different food operators to be sited together to create an active, vibrant zone at the heart of the centre.

The food cluster creates its own identity to compliment the rest of the Brunel and is branded the ‘Crossing’. A key element to the success of the proposals was the introduction of a new access directly from Canal Walk via an enclosed up only escalator which discharges directly into the heart of the new development area.