Bauman Lyons led a multidisciplinary team (BWA, GVA, Accend, Mstrgringo, SLC Rail, Fore Consulting, Whitman Wilde) to develop a masterplan and design proposal for a disused, Grade-II Listed railway station building.
Our work included market demand analysis, in depth stakeholder interviews, heritage appraisal, outline ecology and structural surveys, brief and options analysis, design development up to RIBA Stage 3, management options, business plans and sensitivity analysis, capital costs, risks assessment, and delivery strategy.
We also considered alternatives for the existing level railway crossing and the impact on the wider masterplan.
Working with a graphic designer – Mstrgringo Design – we developed a strong new identity for the proposed mixed use venue.
It was challenging to find the right mix of uses for Redcar where the economy is fragile. However, through detailed market analysis and direct interviews with existing businesses, we identified an interesting mix of uses that could kick off a flexible, responsive space offering opportunities currently not available in town.
Our approach to the business plan, the internal fit-out and branding supports the flexible, dynamic offer that would attract existing, start-ups and community-led businesses.