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 across London. The practice has designed more than 2,000 homes 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 2016, following a competition and public consultation, we were commissioned as architects for the 100,000m2 town centre at Cherrywood, the south-east Dublin extension and the project has now received full planning permission from Dun Laoghaire.
In the Netherlands, we have completed award winning mixed use and public realm projects for public private partners, in Zoetermeer Oost and across the OMA AlmereStad masterplan area.
Our major focus is on making places that people enjoy. We understand the key role that retail can play in both energising city centres and driving development and we also understand how it needs to adapt to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We have either built, reorganised or remodelled major retail centres in Milan, Vienna, Stockholm and Moscow since 2005 and carried out strategic studies for landowners in both the UK and mainland Europe on how to transform existing assets; 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.