The proposals have helped to modernise this 200,000 sq.ft shopping centre in the heart of Bedford. Internally the centre has been transformed to provide a bright, airy and modern space with new double height malls and general improvements to the interior finishes. The central atrium was opened up through the removal of the spiral ramp and replaced with a glazed staircase and elevator providing better access and visibility to the lower ground level. The Midland Road entrance has been transformed as part of the first phase of works to create a sense of arrival into the centre. Along side a new brand identity, the centre has also recieved new wayfinding and signage throughout.
Phase one of the works completed in 2019. Planning has been granted for further external façade works including glazed links to the Grade II* listed façade. The redevelopment of the Harpur Centre will not only improve the shopper’s experience but also contribute to the regeneration of Bedford Town Centre.
The Harpur Centre has been shortlisted for the Revo Gold Re:Fresh Award 2019.
Revo Gold Awards 2019: Re:fresh Category