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Stade Masterplan

We were commissioned by Hastings Borough Council in 2008 to masterplan the prominent Stade site in Hastings, between the Old Town and the working fishing beach. The brief was to create a major new public realm for events, festivals and community use, community facilities and cafe alongside the Hastings Contemporary.

The process involved extensive community and stakeholder involvement, and the £8.5m scheme was completed in 2012. It contributed to the Old Town receiving the Academy of Urbanism's Great Neighbourhood Award in 2015.

The decision to convert the Stade coach and car park to an event space and provide a community resource, the Classroom on the Coast has improved an eyesore and has been achieved through consultation and partnership with the community.

Academy of Urbanism award citation, 2015