Walkergate formed a fitting extension to the city’s Millennium project - which included the Gala Theatre, Centre for Lifelong Learning and Millennium Place - and has successfully regenerated a brownfield site which had been vacant for almost 40 years.
A key feature of the scheme is the inclusion of three landscaped pedestrian squares, linked by a series of lifts and stairways to provide improved connectivity between Durham’s historic city centre and the River Wear. Through partnership with the Council and the scheme’s occupiers, these high quality squares are used for a variety of events, enhancing the city’s leisure and tourism offer.
Muse was also selected as ‘master developer’ to oversee the delivery of two nearby sites, with the aim of maximizing the opportunity for these sites and regenerate additional derelict land.
Consultation and community involvement led to a more effective design and masterplanning process to ensure all local needs and concerns are addressed at an early stage.
Muse partly funded the Durham City Forum and actively participated in the Forum both during construction and following completion of the development.
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