Plans submitted for £85m waterside community development

Property developer Godwin Developments and partners Lowesmoor Regeneration have submitted plans for a new £85m waterside community in Worcester city centre.

Proposals for Lowesmoor Wharf are set to completely transform the 3.2-acre canal-side site, situated off Lowesmoor Terrace. The development will provide 330,000sq ft of home, office and retail space, while also creating a vibrant urban destination in central Worcester.

The site, which currently contains a mix of industrial and warehousing units, is designated as an area for redevelopment within the Worcester City Centre Masterplan and is located within the Canalside quarter of the city.

Designed by architects Apt, the proposed scheme will feature seven buildings of varied height containing 271 apartments, 9,000sq ft of retail, 8,400sq ft of food and entertainment space as well as office space. It will also provide 465 bicycle storage spaces for residents, a further 218 for public use and 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging points promoting a car-free environment and supporting better air quality.

“Our vision is to deliver a lifestyle-led destination that is similar to other standout schemes - such as Gloucester Docks and Eagles Works in Oxford. We plan to transform the former canals into water features, paying homage to the rich canal history of Worcester and the wider Midlands region. These will provide a focal point of the development and its new waterside apartments, cafes and restaurants, proposed as a part of the scheme,” said Matt Chandler, associate director at Godwin Developments.

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