3. St Andrews Quarter

Overview

St Andrews Street NorthThe St Andrews Quarter Character Area is focused on the site of the existing car park between St Andrews Street North and Tayfen Road. The area also includes the bus station and Government offices, Triton House and St Andrews House. There is a significant opportunity to redevelop the area for a mix of uses and also improve the character and appearance of the town centre.

Project leads

Borough council, county council, working with Ministry of Justice, Department of Work and Pensions, local bus operators.

Priorities

Movement

Optimise car parking provision to serve the town centre and accommodate growth. Improved pedestrian links to the arc and Cornhill. Provide new on-street bus facilities and improve the pedestrian environment along St Andrews Street North alongside a review of traffic movement.

Activity

Explore all redevelopment opportunities including potential for new housing, student accommodation, hotel, parking and business opportunities.

Place

Redevelopment has significant potential to establish a higher quality and standard of development, particularly along St Andrews Street and Tayfen Road. The proposals must protect the amenity of local residents through careful design.

Aspirations

  • Consider provision of additional parking with new access.
  • On-street bus facilities on St Andrews Street North freeing up the existing bus station for redevelopment.
  • Mixed use development opportunities to provide activity and new business/shop frontages to St Andrews Street and Tayfen Road.
  • Associated enhancements to Tayfen Road and St Andrews Street including improved crossing points and the potential for tree planting.

Meeting MAP Objectives

Aspirations at St Andrews Quarter will contribute to meeting MAP objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.