DunnettCraven is a London based masterplanning and architecture practice working across Europe and beyond. The two partners both worked in the Netherlands for many years on complex, mixed use urban regeneration projects, normally in public private partnership and this experience has continued to inform their work. In London, we have developed a regeneration strategy for the area around Berwick Street market for the City of Westminster and are currently working on residential led mixed use projects in Peckham, Shoreditch, Camden and Colindale. The practice has designed more than 1,000 homes in London in the last 10 years.
In Germany, DunnettCraven won the competition for the restructuring of the historic inner core of Fürth and were retained as supervisors for the plan as a whole as well as architects for key elements of the project. In 2015, following a competition and public consultation, we were commissioned as architects for the 100,000m2 town centre at Cherrywood, the south-east Dublin extension.
In the Netherlands, we are working on mixed use projects for public private partners in Zoetermeer and Amstelveen and we have recently completed a €16 million programme of public space works as part of the OMA AlmereStad masterplan.
Our major focus is on making places that people enjoy. We understand the key role that retail plays in both energising city centres and driving development and we have either built, reorganised or remodelled major retail centres in Milan, Vienna, Stockholm and Moscow since 2005; we also design directly for retailers and in airports such as Heathrow, Dublin and Venice.
We also recognise that cities need to be layered to create the right environment for a rich, enduring mix of uses. Much of our work is problem solving. We develop strategies for restructuring places and buildings that are either struggling or have simply failed. We advise property funds on investment and development opportunities and consult internationally on retail matters.