Arcades Rouge, Cholet, France

This scheme demonstrated, on behalf of a developer, how the small retail pitch of this historic Cathedral City could be extended as a mixed-use retail leisure and residential scheme, whilst maintaining the cohesion and character of the pretty urban Centre. The site is on a hillside but this was resolved by creating two linked retail street levels and putting the parking underneath, which is never visible. Therefore there are always mixed-use commercial and residential frontages on all new streets and squares

They proposals take care to seamlessly integrate the new patterns of streets and squares, as well as the scale on the buildings, with the existing urban fabric.