FPCR provided masterplanning, design and environmental services to the Homes and Communities Agency for the regeneration of Pleasley Colliery. This included early feasibility proposals for a mixed leisure and heritage based attraction. Detailed reviews, surveys and assessments of the site were carried out to identify potential redevelopment options and a preferred solution. Market and demand assessments were also undertaken prior to an analysis of the funding opportunities, operational issues, organisational structures and future disposal of the site.
A preferred masterplan was subsequently prepared by the practice and incorporated a number of ‘self build’ plots as part of a small scale and . Central to the proposals is the conservation of the nationally significant back to back engine houses of the former colliery. Together with a number of other conserved structures, these are Grade II Listed and Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
The Phase 1 (initial Visitor Infrastructure) proposals have been successfully completed on site and are recognised as an exemplar for sensitive environmental regeneration. These proposals included new paths and paved areas, car parking, access control measures, park furniture, signage and interpretation.