Apex Arc Bury St Edmunds Building, Suffolk Shopping Centre, English Retail Architecture, Architect

Apex Arc, Bury St Edmunds

Building in Suffolk, East England design by Hopkins Architects, UK

19 May 2011

Design: Hopkins Architects

Apex Arc Bury St Edmunds building, Suffolk
photograph © Morley von Sternberg

Apex Arc, Bury St Edmunds

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Apex Arc, Bury St Edmunds Building, Suffolk interior design
photo © Morley von Sternberg

The retail-led route to the regeneration of our historic towns requires civic leadership, strong architects and the right choice of development partner. Here at Bury St Edmunds all are in evidence.

Apex Arc Apex Arc
photos © Morley von Sternberg

Instead of the customary trail of excuses and missed opportunities, planning restrictions, cost-cutting, procurement problems and compromises demanded by the retailers, leading to the path of least resistance and general mediocrity, here we have a new town centre that all its citizens can be proud of. 25,000 square metres of retail, 62 flats and a new civic auditorium have all been delivered through a simple masterplan based around a new public square.

The building language is clear and consistent with a simple form that is highly appropriate to its setting.

Apex Arc, Bury St Edmunds Building, Suffolk, UK
photo © Graham Portlock

Apex, Arc – Building Information

Title: The Apex, Arc
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Client: St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Contractor: Haymills Vinci
Contract Value: £15 million
Date of completion: Sep 2010
Gross internal area: 4,117 sqm

Michael Hopkins of Hopkins Architects

RIBA Awards

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, southeast England, United Kingdom

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