Jason Parker, lead architect on the project, states: “We are elated that The Bridge Centre has received planning. It is a fantastic project that is really close to our hearts and it’s been a pleasure to work with the team throughout. We look forward to seeing all the benefits it brings to the local community of Bideford and the surrounding areas.”
Make’s involvement in the project is pro bono and was facilitated by LandAid, the property industry’s charity which matches donated expertise with charities seeking advice. Chief Executive of LandAid, Paul Morrish, is thrilled that LandAid has brought together these two organisations to create a life-changing resource for the young people of Devon: “We’re so grateful to Make for their generosity and commitment in helping to bring this valuable project to life. At LandAid we recognise the impact buildings can have on communities and young people and in giving both the hope of a more positive future.”
Dr Paul Bowser, founder & CEO Wings said that from the very first discussions in 2011, LandAid and Make immediately understood the importance of the project in being capable of catalysing regeneration in one of the most deprived areas in the UK: “Make has the experience, imagination and expertise to translate the dreams of clients into reality, and in the case of The Bridge Centre, through integrating considerations of place, simplicity and inter-connectivity”.