The Lexicon - Making It Happen
The regeneration of Bracknell’s town centre, culminating in the opening of The Lexicon, was more than 20 years in the making. The development has been seen as a successful example of urban transformation, but how did it happen? And what lessons can be learned?
Facilitated by generous funding from the University of Reading’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, Reading Real Estate Foundation and, latterly, the David Robins Fund (for research in town and country planning), Real Estate and Planning researchers have been working on capturing the story of the regeneration since 2016, in collaboration with members of Bracknell Regeneration Partnership and Bracknell Forest Council.
Project outputs so far include a report, ‘The Lexicon – Making it Happen’, focussing on the period from 2001 onwards and culminating in the opening of The Lexicon, a retail-led regeneration scheme, in September 2017. For more information please contact the lead researchers, Victor Nicholls: firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Emma Street: email@example.com