Benson Elliot


Yeovil, Somerset


Feasibility study for mixed use redevelopment of Vincants Yard and Cattlemarket site

This mixed-use redevelopment of Yeovil town centre is located on the former 1.34Ha Cattle Market site and Vincent’s Yard site. Part of the redevelopment includes a large public square for flexible use creating a central focus for the town centre. A key aim for the masterplan was to explore linking the Quedam Shopping Centre and wider townscape to the suburban settlements north of the town centre, currently cut off by a busy two-lane by pass.

Our feasibility study explored a variety of potential building uses including a hotel, flexible work/office space, healthcare, cinema, cycling hub and residential. The public realm spaces considered use for market stalls and gatherings for sporting events as well as incorporating SUDs, soft native landscaping and appropriate lighting to encourage a night-time economy.