Tesco proposed a 10,000 sq ft of retail in the small Market of Tatershall England. From the outset the proposals were met with strong opposition from the local community. It was felt that a large corporation like Tesco would drain the local economy by taking trade from smaller independent businesses. In addition the store itself was thought to detract from the integrity of the historical market town which was located in a conservation area.
The feature building, although not the store itself, was proposed as a compromise to impress the local planning authority and thus persuade them for to grant planning permission to allow the store to be constructed. The house was therefore designed as a period building to sympathize with existing market square architecture.
Location: Tatershall, Lincolnshire, GB