With careful design we can create genuinely car-free neighbourhoods. Wolverton Agora is part of ‘Love Wolverton’ – a project for 105 homes and 493m2 commercial space on the site of the former Agora shopping centre for TOWN, in collaboration with Mole Architects. An inclusive consultation programme led to a site strategy that puts the existing community at its heart. A pedestrian friendly public landscape will feature seating spaces, bike racks and robust planting with a variety of tree species. The shared surface residential streets are an extension of the natural environment, inspired by the European ‘Living Streets’ concept, which views the street as a social space with informal play throughout, and prioritises pedestrian safety over vehicular mobility.
Director of TOWN in The Architect’s Journal