SMR Architects were commissioned to create a Master plan for Barnfield Retail Park, Chichester, The plan are to be developed over a number of construction phases and in total develop circa 200,000 sq ft of new space. Due to the sites prime location the client, Brookhouse Group, set several project objectives :

  • Create a successful Retail Environment for the Tenants and future Customers
  • Deliver a contemporary design, incorporating modern and contextual materials
  • Integrate hard and soft landscaping to include a first section for the proposed ‘Linear Park’
  • Vision for the development is to create an exceptionally high quality, sustainable retail destination in a landscaped, parkland setting.

To date Phases 1 & 2 have been delivered-

Phase 1 : 52,000 sq ft retail terrace;  Halfords, The Food Warehouse by Iceland and Wickes store with garden centre and car park facilities and an extension to an adjoining Garden of Remembrance. Phase 1 was completed with PPE Construction in 8 months.

Phase 2 : an Aldi store which  represents a contemporary design, incorporating a mixture of traditional and modern materials to compliment the overall masterplan, SMR worked with Marbank Construction to complete this phase of work in 28 weeks.

Future phases hold the potential to deliver a further 100,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure space.