The market is increasingly and instinctively moving back in the direction of mixed-use developments as a natural human environment. Social change is towards bright vibrant centres containing a mix of residential, retail and workplaces and – in the case of our project at Bath Southgate – a transport interchange incorporating rail and bus stations. These mixed functions – retail, residential, commercial and leisure – call for a firm understanding of each property sector component and how they integrate, together with an appreciation of the public realm and recognition of its sense of place. We have been involved in some notable mixed-use projects to date and the challenges of these projects are a successful match to the flexibility and wide scope of services and expertise available across the firm.