Urban regeneration and planning

Urban regeneration is a process to transform the physical environment of a place in a way which brings positive and lasting social, economic, and environmental change generally driven and strongly supported by local or central government. Climate change, major transport infrastructure projects, significant growth, and the need to redevelop some existing communities mean Urban Regeneration has application in a range of different scenarios nationwide.

Urban regeneration and planning can range from strategies to bring businesses to places that have no commercial activity to make them more vibrant, through to how we can make the most of large infrastructure investment by leveraging and catalysing development through design, planning, and delivery. Regeneration is not just about the physical space, it is also about the social, cultural, economic, and educational opportunities of the communities that live or interact in those locations. It often requires a coordinated approach across central and local government, the community, and the private sector.

TPG's urban regeneration team work closely with our planning and development advisory teams to take a holistic approach to the development and regeneration of places. The team delivers strategic planning, design, and policy advice through to the delivery of catalyst development projects, ensuring that conceptual ideas are feasible and able to be readily implemented.

Our urban regeneration and planning team offers the following specific services:

  • Project management, co-ordination, and integration of projects and programmes
  • Precinct planning including design, planning, and development feasibility
  • Master planning services for individual sites and large-scale subdivision
  • Urban design assessments and advice to support or assess development proposals
  • Strategic planning and policy advice, particularly relating to urban regeneration and areas experiencing growth
  • Community and Social Impact Assessments.
  • Design guidelines
  • Regeneration strategies considering the range of activities, built form, access and public realm design while ensuring feasibility
  • Community planning and placemaking strategies including stakeholder engagement
  • Growth and corridor planning/strategy
  • Infrastructure planning and management of development contributions and funding strategies
  • Land budgets – net developable areas.

Our project experience extends to strategic urban design projects such as town centre revitalisation and urban growth projects, structure plans and master plans. We can assist with the evidential base, particularly around residential and financial feasibility, structure, and master planning, supported by our in-house GIS team. We also have experience in delivering complex mixed-use projects with several hundred apartments and commercial spaces, through to subdivisions with tight-knit terraced housing arrangements on steeply sloping sites.

We are passionate about projects that focus on unlocking the potential for responsible urban development in a way that builds on the local character of an area and is in keeping with the community’s vision. We believe in a design-led process, and guide projects with expertise and strong leadership. We collaborate with our clients, communities, technical consultants, and other creative disciplines to deliver best practice outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is urban regeneration and planning?

The process of transforming a physical environment for positive social, environmental, and economic change.   

How does TPG approach urban regeneration and planning?

We believe in a design-led process, and are passionate about unlocking the potential for responsible urban development in a way that builds on local character and maintains community vision 

What experience does TPG have in urban regeneration and planning?

TPG has been involved in urban growth projects such as town centre revitalisation, master plans, structure plans and more, supported by our in-house GIS team.


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