"The development will have a very positive impact on people in the local community." Simon Neilson , Executive Director for Economy and Environment, Walsall Council

Walsall Council revitalises the Old Square Shopping Centre to drive economic development in the area, resulting in a 20% increase in footfall and the creation of 170 new jobs.

  • footsteps Footfall increased by 20%
  • users The creation of 170 new jobs
  • money £40m of further investment attracted to the town centre
  • commercial Current tenants investing in their units
  • trophy ‘Highly commended’ use of NEC recognised at NEC Users Group Awards 2015
  • shopping-cart Recognised brands such as Debenhams committed to remain trading at the centre
  • calendar Other developers advancing proposed schemes to capitalise on the increase in footfall
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Delivery team

Project statistics

Sector:Local Authority Regeneration
Budget:£5.8million
Framework/s:Project Management and Quantity Surveying - expired
Feasibility & Planning:22nd July 2013 to 3rd Feb 2014 – 29 weeks
Construction:17th March 2014 to 24th May 2015 - 62 weeks

Project review

Project performance

  • Local spend within 30 miles of site

    76%
    shopping-cart
  • Waste diverted from landfill

    99.44%
    waste
  • Apprenticeship weeks on site

    126
    footsteps
  • Supply chain paid within 30 days

    100%
    money

Client Satisfaction

Defects

0/10

Service

0/10

Product

0/10

Health & Safety

0/10

Team review

Pick Everard’s approach to collaborative working and robust project management ensured a challenging public sector-led regeneration project was delivered on time and within budget. The development has been funded by the council’s cash reserves and will have a very positive impact on people in the local community - boosting the economy through the direct creation of jobs and acting as a catalyst for further investment and jobs in the Town Centre.
Pick Everard acted as a principled and ethical organisation, matching the values of Walsall Council. Their approach to collaborative working and robust project management ensured a challenging public sector led regeneration project was delivered on time and within budget. The project team were critical to the project’s success and their professionalism and humour has ensured that project delivery has been enjoyable.
We worked closely with the council to configure an approach to help regenerate and transform the Town Centre. This new scheme will help to attract major retailers to Walsall, creating a thriving hub in the centre. Already the improvements made to the shopping centre have created a 20 per cent increase in footfall.“By acting now the council is investing in Walsall’s future employment opportunities and securing its place in the West Midlands as a great place for major retailers to come to.

Simon Neilson

Executive Director for Economy and Environment at Walsall Council
Simon Neilson
Pick Everard’s approach to collaborative working and robust project management ensured a challenging public sector-led regeneration project was delivered on time and within budget. The development has been funded by the council’s cash reserves and will have a very positive impact on people in the local community - boosting the economy through the direct creation of jobs and acting as a catalyst for further investment and jobs in the Town Centre.

Richard Chadwick

WMBC Regeneration Team Leader
Richard Chadwick
Pick Everard acted as a principled and ethical organisation, matching the values of Walsall Council. Their approach to collaborative working and robust project management ensured a challenging public sector led regeneration project was delivered on time and within budget. The project team were critical to the project’s success and their professionalism and humour has ensured that project delivery has been enjoyable.

Alastair Hamilton

Partner at Pick Everard
Alistair Hamilton
We worked closely with the council to configure an approach to help regenerate and transform the Town Centre. This new scheme will help to attract major retailers to Walsall, creating a thriving hub in the centre. Already the improvements made to the shopping centre have created a 20 per cent increase in footfall.“By acting now the council is investing in Walsall’s future employment opportunities and securing its place in the West Midlands as a great place for major retailers to come to.

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