BUSINESS BRIEF: GVA Grimley appointed

GVA Grimley has been appointed to lead a team preparing a development framework for Bedford town centre by English Partnerships, the East of England Development Agency and Bedford Borough Council. The plan aims to provide a strategy for developing key town centre sites, improving conditions for pedestrians and attracting investment. Urban Initiatives will provide the team with urban design and masterplanning advice, while MVA will be responsible for transport. English Partnerships and the development agency will provide £200,000 of funding for the initiative. A draft framework is expected in March.

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