Weston Favell – Retail Park
Designed by GSSArchitecture, The Boulevard is a multi million pound retail park located at Weston Favell, which has become one of the town’s main shopping venues.
The design and build project was undertaken on behalf of Crofton Place Commercial and funded by NatWest. The scheme comprises a terrace of 20 linked units totalling 30,000 sq. ft. with individual units ranging in size from 1,163 sq. ft. to 4,090.
The developers have attracted a wide range of retail and service activities, and say that a key attraction is the convenience of access and easy parking, which provides a ‘stop and go’ facility.
The project involved ground modelling and remediation works to bring a former garage and petrol station site to a suitable condition ready for construction works to commence. It has achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating and was subject to a BRE ‘Post Construction Review’. The scheme provides 10% renewable energy via Air Driven Heat Recovery Units, and includes a rain water harvesting system, as well as environmental improvements including diverse, native landscape planting, bird boxes, bat boxes, log piles and Lacewing habitat.