Feria Urbanism worked with the Civic Trust to produce a pioneering after dark strategy report for Bexleyheath in south London.
Bexleyheath was selected as one of the eight Civic Trust Night Vision pilot projects in 2008. Night Vision was a programme created by the Civic Trust to improve the diversity and quality of the evening and night time economy in town and city centres. Following discussions with the London Borough of Bexley it was agreed that a Night Vision pilot project would produce an action plan for the improvement of the town centre at night.
The final Bexleyheath Night Vision report was published in 2010 and was used to inform the emerging strategy for Bexleyheath town centre within the Local Development Framework. Relevant actions were considered in the light of the then emerging Bexleyheath Development and Improvement Framework to ensure consistency with that study. Our final Night Vision report also identified key areas of change that would benefit the town centre over a 24 hours cycle and this aspect was instrumental in securing a £4.13m public realm delivery fund from Transport for London. Many of our suggested changes have since been implemented.
The Feria Urbanism team has produced other urban strategy reports for Bournemouth, Hemel Hempstead, Weymouth, Halesworth, Liverpool, Bexleyheath and Preston. If you wish to know more about these other urban strategy projects, please get in touch.
Bexleyheath Night Vision