Sandbach Market Place Redevelopment Sandbach Market Place Redevelopment

Sandbach Market Place Redevelopment

We were commissioned by Sandbach Partnership to produce environmental improvement concepts and designs for the High Street, Hightown and Market Square part of the town centre. This entailed undertaking a baseline assessment of issues and opportunities, and preparing conceptual designs for public realm enhancement. Due to the complex historic context and the number of partner organisations involved, the project called for a highly sensitive approach.

The area around Market Square was seen as a priority. The vision for this area included increased utilisation with seating, lighting, and possibly working with a public artist to secure bespoke design. The project was developed through a series of options and presentations of the designs to public consultations.

The approved scheme called for sensitive redesign of the square – including the lifting, cleaning and relaying of existing cobbles and the installation of floodlighting. Our landscape team prepared general arrangements, details and specifications to allow the contract to be tendered, awarded and completed on site, with contract supervision and administration carried out by Congleton Borough Council / Cheshire East.