Terence O’Rourke has been promoting Whiteley, a major South Hampshire growth area, on behalf of landowners and developers since the mid 1990s.
As part of the original outline consent there was provision for a town centre through an open approval for 15,000sq.m of A1 retail that emerged as a factory outlet centre.
In 2009 the Whiteley Co-ownership decided to promote a vibrant town centre with a local target catchment, rather than regional/ sub regional. Terence O’Rourke has project managed a diverse team (architects, sustainability advisors and transport consultants), to deliver three planning permissions for redevelopment of the site, increasing the floor area and mix of uses. The flexible conditions drafted and negotiated by Terence O’Rourke have greatly assisted the client in attracting tenants.
The buildings within the town centre were designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating and duly became the first UK shopping centre to achieve this. The town centre opened in 2013. Terence O’Rourke then helped gain planning permission for phase 2, a nine screen cinema with support uses which opened in 2015.
Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'