Since 2010, Buckinghamshire Council has developed the Waterside area which is now home to the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Waitrose, Travelodge, and a new public car park. The University Campus, Aylesbury Vale at the head of the refurbished canal basin opened in 2015, to complete the Council’s transformation of this area of town. The area hosts the popular annual Waterside Festival.
The Exchange was opened to the public on 8 March 2019 and is already proving to be a great place to relax and enjoy. This stunning new public space featuries unique and inspiring contemporary artwork by artist Colin Spofforth for everyone to enjoy. The Exchange provides a beautiful outdoor setting for Aylesbury town centre’s first purpose-built mixed restaurant, commercial and residential development.
The Exchange has been positioned to reflect how modern town centres are changing to meet an increased demand for more leisure dining and town centre homes, with 47 one and two-bedroom apartments above four fantastic new restaurants.
The scheme has been built by Buckinghamshire Council’s development partner Durkan and Bradley Murphy Design designed the new public space. It has been designed to be fully accessible; featuring gentle slopes for people using pushchairs, wheelchairs or other mobility aids and offers a mix of formal and informal seating areas, some of which incorporate mobile device charging points.