Architectural designs from students at Arts University Bournemouth offer a glimpse into the future of Poole town centre.

Students at Arts University Bournemouth, in collaboration with local stakeholders and Poole BID, have unveiled architectural designs which re-imagine Poole town centre and have the potential to save Poole High Street by introducing brighter, more vibrant space for residents to enjoy.

Taking inspiration from the town’s heritage in craft, the ground-breaking designs are the result of an ongoing collaboration between AUB’s BA (Hons) Architecture course students, stakeholders and Poole BID to tackle the decline of Poole High Street and reconnect the two sides of Poole’s town centre. The long-term project is a demonstration of the students’ real passion for not only design but the local community they are living in.

The works are part of the Poole 2058, an initiative which explores alternative future ways of living and working in Poole over the next 40 years, as well as tackling how the town’s heritage and memories can be weaved into this future vision.