Nene Waterfront, Wisbech

Client: Fenland District Council

These waterfront sites in the Georgian town of Wisbech had been vacant for over 20 years. The Council’s aspiration was for a high quality mixed use development with port-related employment, new housing and some retail and other mixed uses.

Tibbalds was initially appointed to develop a regeneration strategy, underpinned by rigorous design, planning and viability testing.  The strategy was adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance, and helped to support bids for external funding.  Tibbalds helped the Council secure grants of £10 million to de-risk the sites by improving flood defences and undertaking decontamination.

Tibbalds went on to advise the Council on delivery and this included:

  • representing the council at a CPO Enquiry;
  • advising on advance public realm works to improve the waterside environment; and
  • advising on developer partner procurement.

BURA Waterways Renaissance Awards 2007 – Strategy and Masterplanning.

Shortlisted for RTPI Planning Awards 2007.