MICA on creative districts and retail

We are welcoming Gavin Miller, Director, MICA Architects to our November forum who will be speaking on creative and retail quarter developments. He will join TATE, the Stoke-on-Trent Cultural Partnership, Bexley Co, Vastint, Homes England and the National Infrastructure Commission at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich where a new performing arts centre and venue is being planned in the midst of the extensive residential and retail development.

The future of creative and retail districts has been of great concern to the UK government and both the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the GLA spoke at our previous forum on the future of the high street.

MICA has just completed a part re-design of the Grade II listed Centre Point Complex, in St Giles, Central London. The architectural practice's scheme demolished the two-storey least valuable aspect of the original building composition and replaced it with a new precast concrete ten storey element. The new building provides 13 new units above retail, including 40% new family housing.