Jo Cowen Architects (JCA) have undertaken the following High Level feasibility study for ‘Goldstone Retail Park’ owned by Aberdeen Standard. JCA have assessed the considerable opportunity to create a truly mixed use housing scheme that encompasses significant public realm aspiration responsive to the local urban environment, integrating cafe, retail, maker spaces, small to medium enterprise commercial space and a circa 734 of 1,2,3 bedroom apartments and studios. To create value, we need to build homes that people want to live, in places that they want to call their neighbourhood. This can be achieved both through spatial planning and efficient design, but also through high quality architecture and story telling, creating new journeys and experiences from street level through public realm to the living room of each home.
The site is well placed with its frontage to Hove Park and the Station and the development will need to respect this aspect and positively respond to it through the provision of high quality development that prioritises architectural design and townscape.