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Re-imagining the high street. Transforming Poole’s Kingland Crescent

Organised by Dorset Young Planners
23 September 2021 at 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM / South West England / Conference

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23 September 2021 at 04:30 PM - 08:00 PM
The Spire, High Street, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1DF
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Join the RTPI Dorset Young Planners for our first in-person event since the pandemic began, where we will be hearing from speakers Hollie Newton, the Creative Director of Kingland and Alison Broderick, the lead Planning Consultant on the project from Savills, Wimborne. A short presentation will be followed by a walking tour around Kingland Crescent followed by pizza and drinks at Kingland Crescent’s new Gin Bar.

Kingland Crescent is an exciting initiative seeking to re-imagine the high street. By offering zero rent and business rates, it aims to encourage a creative community and local start-up businesses to an area which was previously vacant and derelict. The local businesses at Kingland Crescent now include a fishmonger, coffee roaster, design studio, surfboard shop, zero waste grocery store, art gallery, gin bar and store, home interiors specialist, restored second-hand furniture shop and perfumer. The regeneration of Kingland Crescent is part of a long-term plan to invest in Poole Town Centre. Learn about the motivations behind Kingland Crescent and the success of the initiative so far from both a planning and a creative perspective.

This event is kindly sponsored by Savills.

COVID19 and H&S

The health and safety of RTPI members, staff and all participants is very important. This event organised by RTPI South West will therefore only take place if local government advice in relation to the pandemic allows for group gatherings at the time of the event.  If the event does go ahead, then to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event safely, we will be asking that all participants follow the any new guidelines issued by government which may include the wearing of a mask and maintaining social distancing.  If we have to cancel or reschedule the event, a refund or credit will be offered.  

A full risk assessment has been carried out and available here. This will be reviewed again before the event.

Prior to attending this event all attendees will be strongly encouraged to:

  1. Take an NHS approved lateral flow test and get in touch with the event organiser should a positive test be returned. NHS approved Lateral Flow tests are free with more details on where to order available here.
  2. Take up the Government’s advice to be vaccinated to protect you and those around you.

As part of the registration process, registrants must agree to our terms and conditions, which include adhering to our outlined Covid-19 safety protocols in place at the time and following any guidance requested by the venue.

Image credit: Lets Go Out Bournemouth & Poole and Bournemouth Echo