Client: St Joseph

  • Architecture

  • Landscape architecture

  • Town planning

  • Urban design

  • Environmental planning

  • Graphic design

  • Heritage

  • Geographic information systems

St Josephs acquired the DCS Industrial Estate following the publication of the Canal Quarter Vision with the intention of delivering an exemplary mixed use development containing new homes and flexible commercial retail, cultural and leisure uses which will regenerate the Canal Quarter.

Terence O’Rourke was appointed as a team of planners, masterplanners, landscape architects and architects for the site through a selection process with the Berkeley Group. A full design team was assembled to ensure that the proposals were exciting, challenging, technically excellent and viable.

The Canal Quarter Regeneration Zone, is bounded by the railway line to the north and Stratford-upon-Avon Canal running east to west through the centre of the site.  The site has a varied topography with good vehicular access from Timothy’s Bridge and Masons Road, and currently comprises of a series of large manufacturing units.

The Canal Quarter will provide community facilities such as shops, cafés and restaurants, and a circa community centre to complement the wider area together with substantial jobs and a true colocation of the work and living environment.