Michael was the lead architectural design contact on a major outline application for the comprehensive redevelopment of Newbury Racecourse. The proposals involved the release of surplus land for residential development amounting to approx 1250 units as well as a complete overhaul of the operational infrastructure relating to the Racecourse including a new nursery, enclosures, hotel and entrance complex..
The project called on all design disciplines which were led and co-ordinated by Michael. A comprehensive public consultation process was undertaken prior to application which tied into a detailed planning strategy developed over a number of years. Whilst the scheme was only taken to Outline Application numerous illustrative design studies were developed to support the application which were produced under Michael's supervision and guidance.