A City Gateway

The role of Old Press/Mill Lane as a gateway into the city, and one of the few places where the urban realm of the city meets the river, is crucial to both its history and its future. The proposals will deliver a lasting legacy of high-quality environment and public realm, with a unique historic character that will maintain and enhance the site's position within the wider city context.

Quality of Life

New riverfront facilities and leisure opportunities will enhance quality of life, as well as health and wellbeing. Additional public realm will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the Mill Pond like never before.

The development will complement the industrial history of the site to enhance the area’s character. Access will be improved to transform movement across the site, prioritising walking and cycling to ensure the riverfront setting is both safely accessible and enforces the site’s historic roots.