Veretec were appointed Executive Architects for Vinci Construction on behalf of Sovereign Centros, to deliver this mixed-use redevelopment of a 12-acre former cattle market in Bury St Edmunds town centre. It provides a vibrant new retail quarter and extension to the historic core of the town.
- Location Bury St Edmunds
- Area 24,620m² 265,000ft²
- Status Complete Sector Retail
- Client Sovereign Centros
- Services Project Delivery
- Design Architect Hopkins Architects
- Contractor Vinci Construction (Taylor Woodrow)
The scheme includes an anchor store and a further six buildings with 35 new shops, cafes and restaurants, 62 stylish apartments, an underground car park and a new multipurpose public venue, all arranged around open shopping streets and a new public square.
The three storey anchor store incorporates a unique complex bespoke designed cast aluminium cladding system comprising 2,800 custom made diamond-shaped panels with over 300 varying pattern shapes.
The Arc opened in 2009 and won a BCSC Gold Award in 2010, a RIBA Award in 2011 and a Civic Trust Award in 2012.