Allies and Morrison has been appointed to work on town centre regeneration projects in Aldershot and Farnborough
The AJ100 practice saw off competition from BDP, Tibbalds, and Urban Initiative Studio to bag the masterplanning and regeneration job.
Antony Rifkin, partner at Allies & Morrison, said the practice would be working on ‘a masterplan for Farnborough’s civic quarter and a town centre regeneration scheme for Aldershot’.
He added: ‘Both projects present a valuable opportunity to continue to rejuvenate the town centres for residents, businesses and visitors alike by providing new high quality uses, establishing attractive public spaces and by better integrating each of the centres.’
The area around Farnborough’s library, old police station, leisure centre, and community centre has already been identified by Rushmoor Borough Council as a one of the sites earmarked for redevelopment.
Allies and Morrison will now work with the local authority to draw up a masterplan for Aldershot identifying key sites and vacant buildings which could be brought back into use.
Councillor Peter Moyle, leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, said: ‘Regeneration is one of our key priorities and we will be doing all we can to help our town centres to grow and prosper. Public support is absolutely essential to the success of our plans, so we will be consulting with residents right the way through.’