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Nicol Thomas Architects

Birnbeck Island

The body of work was formed in response to a national competition by Urban Splash to realise the potential of the redundant pier at Weston-super-Mare.  The primary driver forged around the intent to reposition the town as a high profile centre for growth supported by a strong employment base and exemplary standards of design and sustainability.  The design solution looks to provide key facilities that attract employment led investment in diverse markets and delivering exemplary mixed use design which is uniquely specific to Weston-super-Mare intended to challenge the trend of migration to Bristol.  The submission responded to and delivered this vision for Weston via :

  1. Promotion of Weston as a focus for growth
  2. High quality transport links
  3. The promotion of the seafront asset
  4. Deliver public realm improvements that establish civic pride
  5. Enhance leisure and tourism provision
  6. Provide a unique setting for residential, employment and recreational developments
  7. Produce a coherent, vital, secure and visually compelling urban environment

Project Particulars

  • Client – Urban Splash