PBA continues to provide a range of supporting technical services through the planning process and towards the anticipated delivery of Power Court site in Luton.
Luton Town Football Club, through Luton2020 Developments, acquired the site in 2016 and aims to see Power Court transformed from a post-industrial problem site into a dynamic and exciting extension to the town centre. The proposals will therefore deliver new and exciting facilities to enhance and compliment the life and vibrancy of the town every day and every evening of the year.
An impressive and iconic stadium design with a capacity of 23,000 will sit on a raised podium which allows access to a range of public and multi-use spaces. The plans also include a new River Lea frontage for St Mary’s Road within an enhanced public space to complement the grade 1-listed St Mary’s church, around 550 residential apartments distributed across 5 blocks, approximately 5,000 m² of bars, restaurants, lifestyle retail units and a small niche cinema, a 1,800 capacity live music venue, medium size hotel, banqueting venue and a new supermarket.
The scheme won the award in the Sports & Stadiums category of The Architectural Review Future Projects Awards at MIPIM in 2017.
On the 16th January 2019, the proposals were approved unanimously at Planning Committee which represents a major milestone for the project and the wider town.