The revitalization of cities and small towns ensures social inclusion and promotes social mobility.
In developed countries like the UK, the urban renewal program is gaining momentum every year. British partners Urban Experts from Leslie Jones Architecture say this trend has a strong impact on their development and approach to work. This is stated in an article by the managing director of Leslie Jones Architecture, James Cons.
Architects pay special attention to the design of the first floors of buildings. The success of objects is often determined by the way in which these areas on the basement floors are aesthetically and functionally equipped. People appreciate a building, its furnishings and functionality, and first impressions are essential for commercial use – for sale or rent.
This is where the projects of Leslie Jones Wembley Park and Elephant Park are focus on.
Another key aspect of the revitalization program, according to Leslie Jones Architecture, is the growing importance of local authorities in the opening up of urban centers in terms of retail and leisure.
In the UK, city officials are taking the lead. For retail to flourish and add value to urban centers, it must target the local population. The participation and investment of local governments ensures that this condition is fully met.
Infrastructure is also important in the harmonious revival of cities. The central policy at the national and local levels in the UK is to ensure unhindered channels for people and trade.
Leslie Jones Architecture has a long history of collaborating with local authorities. Examples of this are the Friars Walk projects in Newport, Cheshire West and Rivington Land in Chester.