Cranbrook Local Centre

Cranbrook Local Centre Kent, UK

Stephen George + Partners (SGP) was commissioned to masterplan within the wider Lawley Village masterplan, design collaboration, design and delivery of key buildings.
  • Client

    Henry Davidson Developments

  • Services


  • Sectors

    Retail + Mixed Use

  • Value

    £43 million

  • Year Completed


  • Region

    Kent, UK

Cranbrook Local Centre

SGP has delivered three key elements for a dynamic and sustainable town centre in Cranbrook, a new town being developed near Exeter.

The plans detail an engaging town square with a 25,000 sqft anchor Morrison’s supermarket, retail terraces fronting the high street and public square with residential units above, and a nursey for up to 100 children.

SGP’s design plans features a mixed use town square space, taking account of the change in shoppers’ buying habits to design for a range of uses, and providing long term viability. The area square creates a sense of place, with an indoor / outdoor feel and space for social gathering, markets, and outdoor events as well as allowing surrounding retail, leisure and bar units to “spill out” onto the square under colourful canopies.

In addition to a Morrisons Neighbourhood Store, SGP’s design delivers eleven ground floor retail units of varying sizes and a range of apartments and duplex units above. The three-storey retail and duplex units have dual frontages: the modern shop fronts face onto the high street to create a vibrant, active streetscape, whilst at the rear the two three storey residential duplex apartments have their own canopied entrance doors with a small private garden and individual parking space.

Cranbrook Local Centre