The Arc: Re-imagined

We were appointed by CBRE Global Investors to rejuvenate one of our existing projects, the Arc in Bury St Edmunds, first completed in 2009.

Project Details

  • Location Bury St Edmunds
  • Area 24,620m² 265,000ft²
  • Status Pre-Construction
  • Sector Retail, Reuse
  • Client CBRE Global Investors
  • Services Project Delivery
  • Design Architect Hopkins Architects

The new scheme involved the re-purposing of the existing three storey anchor store known for its unique and complex dia-grid system of bespoke cast aluminium cladding made up of nearly 3000 custom made diamond-shaped panels with over 300 varying pattern shapes.

“[The development] promotes the vitality and viability of the town centre by securing a leisure and entertainment use within the primary shopping area”

Bury WM / Unit Trust

In order to adapt to the changing face of the high street the building was reinvigorated through a number of sensitive interventions that allowed for the subdivision of the store and created opportunities for two new tenancies split over the existing floors providing retail, entertainment and leisure uses.

The new scheme opened to the public in 2023

The Arc originally won a BCSC Gold Award in 2010, a RIBA Award in 2011 and a Civic Trust Award in 2012.