Dawson Horrell Architects Dawson Horrell Architects   The Studio  4 Stadium Street   Chelsea   London SW10 0PS        Tel: 020 7351 1944            Email: dha@DawsonHorrell.co.uk              CHELSEA ARCHITECTS KENSINGTON ARCHITECTS WESTMINSTER ARCHITECTS FULHAM ARCHITECTS TRANSPORT ARCHITECTS HAMMERSMITH ARCHITECTS RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTS IMPERIAL WHARF  STATION ARCHITECTS Project Dalkeith Arcade Location Bournemouth, UK Client Swanhill Developments Swan Hill Properties commissioned the practice to carry out  extensive alterations and the refurbishment of a shopping arcade and two storey retail centre beneath a multi storey car park in Bournemouth. The challenge was to bring back new life into the centre that had fallen into decline. This required a creative approach to overcome the difficulty arising from the lack of street presence with  only a narrow entrance and long dark walk through the arcade to reach the centre at the back of the building. The project included a new entrance canopy to create a landmark feature to attract shoppers into the centre from the principal shopping street. The arcade was redesigned to incorporate a large top lit glazed atrium with escalators to provide access to the upper level retail area and car park. The commission included space-planning and fitting out to meet a variety of tenant requirements. ←previous   next→