In June 1996 a bomb exploded in Manchester, devastating the heart of the city and destroying more than 1.5 million square feet of prime retail and office space. Responding to the crisis and recognizing an opportunity, government, business and community leaders came together determined to remake the environment and image of their City Centre. The Manchester Millennium Task Force was created and Urban Strategies was appointed Master Planning Advisor. Our initial responsibility was to manage an international design competition for the reconstruction plan. Our ongoing role included assisting the Task Force in presentations to senior political figures for funding requests, managing and chairing the design juries evaluating each of the individual redevelopment projects and reviewing the on-going public realm projects. The rebuilding of a comprehensively improved City Centre is now substantially complete to universal acclaim. Urban Strategies also assisted the city in re-discovering its lost riverfront and regenerating the edge of centre districts.
Under Concord2020 - PRESENT
Canada Square is a 3.7 hectare (9.1 acre) site located at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.
Charleston Downtown Plan
Significant growth in tourism and institutional expansion, while positive economic signs, were threatening the quality of life in downtown Charleston.
RioCan Colossus Master Plan2020 - Present
Loch-Sloy Business Park and Picton Airport Lands Revitalization2021 - present
Weston Park2021 - present
CF Sherway Gardens Mall Intensification
Creating a new community around a regionally-significant shopping mall
50-64 Merton Street
High-quality mixed-use development to contribute to a complete community in the Davisville Neihbourhood