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  • Drift Park

    Rhyl, LL18 1HZ

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    Description

    The design has drawn inspiration from the natural processes of beach formation, and the defences used against them. The scheme in Rhyl, North Wales has used art to represent Rhyl's heritage as a seaside town.This scheme was implemented to revive the area, and act as a catalyst for further regeneration in the town.

    Project team

    BCA Landscape | Broadbent Studio | Brock Carmicheal Architects

    Developer

    Denbighshire County Council

    Completion Status

    2007-01-01

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | BCA Landscape

    Link | Broadbent Studios

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  • Liverpool Waterfront

    Merseyside, L3

    View Gallery Liverpool Waterfront

    Description

    The landscape design for the King’s Waterfront was designed by Gustafson Porter. It has unified the existing dock and quayside levels with the raised entrance levels of the new Arena and Convention Centre by Wilkinson Eyre. The landscape not only allows for the smooth circulation of large numbers of visitors to and from the new complex, but also provides opportunities for resting, informal gathering and outdoor events. Liverpool’s King’s Waterfront was a focal point for the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008, providing a multi-purpose 10,000-seat Arena, Convention Centre and exhibition facility supported by a major new public space.

    Project team

    Gustafson Porter | Buro Happold

    Developer

    Liverpool Vision

    Completion Status

    2008-01-01

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Gustafson Porter

    Link | Liverpool Waterfront

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  • Crosby Beach

    Crosby Beach

    View Gallery Crosby Beach

    Description

    Crosby Beach is the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley.

    Project team

    Antony Gormley

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Antony Gormley

  • Liverpool One

    Merseyside, L1 8JQ

    View Gallery Liverpool One

    Description

    Liverpool ONE is a £1 billion mixed use development in the heart of Liverpool City Centre that was opened in 2008. It occupies 42 acres, and includes retail, leisure and residential uses as well as a public park. it is the most important redevelopment of the city centre for over 40 years and has created a stunning retail and leisure environment within one of Europe's premier cities. This highly complex project was delivered in just four years. In all, some 30 buildings were delivered, designed by more than 26 different architects. The development is an open streets design rather than a covered shopping centre. Existing street patterns have been retained and much of the historic architecture has been blended into the modern high quality design that characterises Liverpool ONE. To date (July 2010), Liverpool ONE has received 60 awards, including: the VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best-Award which honours the most outstanding examples of shopping center Design and Development, Sustainability, Marketing and Community Service worldwide. May 2011; two awards by the International Council for Shopping Centres: for New Development Extra Large (over 80,000 sq m), and the ReStore award recognising retail regeneration. April 2010; BCSC Town Centre Environment award for master planning and urban design. June 2009

    Project team

    BDP | Haworth Tompkins | Glenn Howells Architects

    Developer

    Grosvenor Group

    Completion Status

    2009-05-29

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Retail

    Further information

    Link | Grosvenor Group

    Link | BDP

    Link | Haworth Tompkins

    Link | Glenn Howells Architects

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  • Anfield Housing

    Tancred Road and Skerries Street, Liverpool

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    Description

    Skerries Road and Tancred Road are well known for being two refurbishment pilot schemes, as part of the first step in a wider strategy for area regeneration. The wider strategy incorporates the Anfield-Breckfield area. Properties here are mostly late 19th or early 20th century brick terrace houses with slate roofs, and are laid out in “long terraces on small plots with small front gardens and a back yard exiting to a narrow back alley”. The properties were generally in a very poor condition by 2000, with many being vacant for five or more years. After Liverpool Football Club suggested widespread clearing of the houses, it was clear that this was not what the public wanted. Further consultation took place, which presented a strong residents' association campaign, they made the popularity of the houses themselves clear as well as the role of the streets in the context of neighbourhood. The houses formed part of the street pattern that includes the historically important Stanley Park, the local shops and the football stadium. This had a greater value than had been recognised in previous studies. The priority was changed to save as much original building fabric as possible, Thorough refurbishment successfully took place, and it is now clear to see that the houses are popular and offer a good balance between space and cost, as well as keeping reference to historic street patterns.

    Project team

    K E Martin Architects, AYH Plc, T E Evans & Son

    Developer

    Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club, Arena Housing and Affordable Homes Development Company

    Completion Status

    Completed 2008

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | CABE

  • Butts Green

    Warrington, WA5 7XU

    View Gallery Butts Green

    Description

    Traditional architecture, formal open spaces and well-detailed construction give the Butts Green housing development the feel of an established settlement. English Partnership's detailed design brief has produced a medieval hamlet of terraced cottages, villas, apartments and town houses. Historic building forms, elements and details abound without producing a sense of pastiche. The main building is a powerful crescent designed with the presence of a manor house or priory. This frames a formal private green space which features an iconic sculpture 'Togetherness' by Paul Margetts, representing a family or community group. At the south of the site, a crescent of townhouses and apartments addresses a larger public green space not included in the scheme. Unfortunately the scheme feels somewhat isolated from surrounding development and the M62 is a significant barrier on the edge of the development

    Project team

    John Kirk Wilson | Trevor Bridge Associates Ltd

    Developer

    Bellway Homes Manchester | English Partnerships

    Completion Status

    July 2006

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | John Kirk Wilson

    Link | Trevor Bridge Associates Ltd

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  • MediaCityUK

    Salford, Manchester, M50 2EQ

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    Description

    MediaCityUK is a new waterfront media destination for Manchester, with the BBC using it as a base in the North. The landscape around the buildings utilised the small pockets and larger open areas, with spaces for the new creative industry workers to use. Gillespies' contemporary design concept of parks and public spaces drew inspiration from the rigidity of the masterplan straight lines and paths, the waterside location inspired softer designs in Media Park with a generous amount of planting. The industrial history of the area is highlighted in the landscape through the materials used including steel, natural stone and wood, which all reflect the former dockside character.

    Project team

    Gillespies | WilkinsonEyre.Architects | Chapman Taylor | Fairhursts Design Group

    Developer

    The Peel Group

    Completion Status

    Completed 2011

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | The Peel Group

    Link | Gillespies

    Link | Landscape Institute

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  • Chimney Pot Park, Salford

    Salford

    View Gallery Chimney Pot Park, Salford

    Description

    Chimney Pot Park is a community of multi-award-winning upside down houses in Langworthy, Salford. New houses are built to the originals' dimensions. Outriggers, back yards and the notorious lanes between have gone.

    Project team

    Urban Splash | Shed KM Architects

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Urban Splash

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  • Deansgate Locks

    Deansgate, Manchester

    View Gallery Deansgate Locks

    Description

    Deansgate Locks is a great example of the innovative use of historic infrastructure to create a contemporary leisure experience. It was redundant and unused until it was acquired from Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive and Manchester City Council in February 1999 by Ask Developments. The Grade II structure has now been converted so that each of the 12 arches is home to a leisure facility, such as the famous Comedy Store. Each arch has a glass frontage, with access being via two boardwalks, which overhang the Rochdale Canal. The 50,000 sq ft site now have a value of £10 million, and is one of the main successful leisure strips in Manchester.

    Project team

    Planit

    Developer

    Ask Property Developments

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Leisure

    Further information

    Link | Ask Property Developments

    Link | Planit

  • Exchange Square

    Exchange Square, Manchester

    View Gallery Exchange Square

    Description

    As part of the public realm strategy developed by EDAW, which was adopted in Manchester after the IRA bombings in 1996, Exchange Square was transformed into a functional public space. The development, costing approximately £4m, provides sloping ramps of different levels, with ‘railway wagon seating’ for the general public to relax on. Surrounded by Department Store Selfridges, The Arndale Shopping Centre, The Printworks and The National Football Museum, it’s an ideal location for a good quality civic space.

    Project team

    EDAW, Martha Schwartz

    Developer

    Manchester City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 1999

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Visit Manchester

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  • Piccadilly Gardens

    Piccadilly, Manchester

    View Gallery Piccadilly Gardens

    Description

    After the IRA bombing of Manchester City Centre in 1996, public space was in dire need of recovery. Piccadilly Gardens is seen as the heart of Manchester, serving as a public space with bus, tram, and train connections very close by as well as being seconds away from the main high street. The destruction of a lot of the previous city centre public space, there was an opportunity for a new and exciting design. An international design competition was launched to create a masterplan for Manchester City Centre, with Piccadilly Gardens being one of the main focuses, it was opened in May 2002. Funding was sought from the private sector, pushing that “enhanced public realm would be built to a quality that would substantially upgrade the area and stimulate wider regeneration activity.” Now the largest open space in the city centre, Piccadilly Gardens boasts useable grassy areas interspersed with water fountains, and bounded by cafes bars and restaurants. The public space is a great place to meet with friends and to temporarily get away from the bustling streets of Manchester.

    Project team

    EDAW (Now AECOM Design + Planning), Arup, Chapman Robinson, Tadao Ando, Peter Finch

    Developer

    Manchester City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed May 2002

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | RUDI

    Link | Visit Manchester

    Link | Engaging Places

  • Northern Quarter

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

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    Description

    The Northern Quarter is the current trendy area of Manchester City Centre, generally described as bounded by Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, and centred around Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens. It was designated for development when Manchester City Council published the Northern Quarter Regeneration Strategy in 1995. Then, the area was already well known for its creative base and convenient location in Manchester, and so the strategy set out a clear vision to develop it into an attractive mixed-use area. There was significant public sector investment in environmental and building improvement schemes and urban art, which coupled with Urban Splash’s Smithfield Buildings residential scheme attracted an increasing amount of private sector development activity in the Quarter. Now, the Northern Quarter is filled with independent businesses, different to corporate Manchester, and is the hub for alternative and quirky bars, cafes and restaurants, with creative industries residing in the back streets. Creative production and cultural consumption sit hand in hand after 10+ years of development.

    Developer

    Urban Splash, English Partnerships

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Northern Quarter Guide

    Link | Creative Tourist

    Link | Urban Splash

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  • New Islington

    Manchester, M4 6HF

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    Description

    The New Islington Millennium Community is a development on a 12.5 ha (29 acre) site at Ancoats, East Manchester. It was the third Millennium Community to be identified as part of English Partnerships' national programme. English Partnerships' Millennium Communities Programme brings together new ways of planning, designing and constructing homes in order to enable a more sustainable way of living. The proposals for the site, between the Rochdale and Ashton Canals, incorporate new waterways linking these historic navigations and give the new urban quarter an identity of waterside living and parkland. Pockets of calm and unusual landscape gardens link to a series of bold public spaces. Provision of local shops, a pub, restaurant and commercial office space will help create a community heart for what will be an entirely new and vital district of Manchester. A rich mix of house types, distinct architecture, and multiple activities promote a sustainable and varied community and an urban development which is a destination for visitors as well as a home for its residents. The New Islington project commenced in 2003 and is expected to take until approximately 2014 to build out. By September 2008 over £38m had been spent on construction, with final building costs to be in excess of £200m.

    Project team

    Grant Associates | Alsop Architects | Ian Simpson Architects | FAT

    Developer

    Urban Splash | English Partnerships

    Completion Status

    Ongoing. Expected completion 2014

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Grant Associates

    Link | Urban Splash

    Link | Camlins

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  • Poynton Shared Surface

    Poynton

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    Description

    A traffic calming scheme implemented in Park Lane and Fountain Place, Poynton is a good example of an implemented shared surface scheme. In 2011 the department of transport issued guidance on shared space as a way of improving the quality of streets and giving greater priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Shared space is an approach to the public realm which seeks to minimize the demarcation between vehicle traffic and pedestrians, often by removing features such as kerbs, road markings, traffic signs and regulations. Schemes are often motivated by a desire to reduce the dominance of vehicles, vehicle speeds and road casualty rates. First proposed in 1991, the term is now strongly associated with the works of Hans Monderman who suggested by creating a greater sense of uncertainty and making it unclear who had right of way, drivers reduce their speed, and everyone reduces their level of risk compensation. Park Lane is the main route into Poynton from the east and carries flows of 10,500 vehicles per day. Much of this is local traffic and there are no practical alternative routes at present to divert. Fountain Place is the junction of Park Lane, the A523 London Road and the A5149 Chester Road, carrying turning flows of some 27,000 vehicles per day including 6% HGVs. Long-standing proposals for a Poynton bypass would not be progressed in the foreseeable future, so the streetscape enhancements proposed needed to accommodate existing traffic patterns, both on Park Lane and through Fountain Place. The final scheme cost was around £3m, coming from a number of funding sources including a contribution from the DfT.

    Project team

    Ben Hamilton Baillie, Cheshire East Council, Poynton Town Council,

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Sustrans

    Link | Ben Hamilton Baillie

    Link | Government publications

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  • Midland Hotel

    Morecambe

    View Gallery Midland Hotel

    Description

    The Midland Hotel is an exceptional example of Art Deco and has been described by English Heritage as ‘one of the most important 20th century buildings on the English west coast.’ Built in 1932 by early modernist Oliver Hill, the building’s curved frontage allows for sea views from every room. In the latter part of the 20th century, the hotel fell into decline as holidaymakers fell out of love with the British seaside and looked abroad for guaranteed sun. By 2000, the hotel was boarded up. Urban Splash took on the building in 2003, developing ambitious plans to restore the glamour of the original design, albeit with some significant changes to layout and access, in line with modern standards. The building was reopened in 2008 and has proved popular, revitalising the ailing northern seaside town.

    Project team

    Union North, Heritage Lottery Fund, Lancaster City Council, Northwest Regional Development Agency

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    01.06.2008

    Subject

    Heritage

    Tags

    Hotel

    Further information

    Link | Urban Splash

    Link | Friends of the Midland Hotel

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  • Telford Millenium Community

    Telford TF1 5BF

    View Gallery Telford Millenium Community

    Description

    East Ketley in Telford is the fourth of the Millennium Communities promoted by English Partnerships. The masterplan for a new neighbourhood of 800 homes was developed in close consultation with the local community. Outline Planning permission was granted in 2004 and the first phase is now complete. The focus of the development is a square around a monkey puzzle tree. The architecture is simple in design being both contemporary and traditional at the same time which works well

    Project team

    Urbed

    Developer

    Taylor Wimpey

    Completion Status

    2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Urbed

    Link | Telford Millenium Community

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  • Lightmoor

    Telford, TF4 3ST

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    Description

    Lightmoor was planned as the new, 21st century ‘Bournville’: an updated ‘model’ village, for residents of all ages, with quality of life as a priority and environmental sustainability as a key influence. Tibbalds led a multi-disciplinary team in preparing a detailed masterplan and outline planning application material for the mixed-use, 800 home new village.

    Project team

    BCA Landscape Architects | Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design

    Developer

    Bournville Village Trust | English Partnerships

    Completion Status

    2010

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

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  • Cross Street, Wolverhampton

    Cross Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JQ

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    Description

    The Cross Street development in Wolverhampton is an Eco friendly residential scheme of 30 homes (27 two-bedroom flats and 3 four-bedroom houses. Cross Street achieved an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ rating and an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and 18.5/20 against the Building for Life criteria. The scheme integrates a biomass boiler and a green roof as well as low energy lighting. It is situated on the edge of Wolverhampton city centre in an area that includes light industry, a pub, car parking areas, terraced housing and a high-rise housing block. Poor design, patchy maintenance and neglect have led to a degraded environment and poor quality public realm. The residential blocks of Cross Street South stand out against this context, creating attractive and well defined streets with development in the form of a secure perimeter block

    Project team

    Cole Thompson Andes

    Developer

    Bromford Group Housing Association

    Completion Status

    Completed 2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | MADE

    Link | HCA

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Park Lane WF4 4LG

    View Gallery Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Description

    YSP provides a centre of international, national and regional importance for the production, exhibition and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. Many inspirational elements combine to create a unique experience of art within a parkland landscape setting. YSP’s success is a testament to personal commitment and vision. The organisation has grown over the last 35 years: from humble beginnings with £1,000 to fund a small exhibition of 31 sculptures, to now contribute £5 million to the local economy and is responsible for five indoor galleries set in 500 acres of the 18th century-designed Bretton Estate. Within a national and European context YSP is unique, offering artists and visitors experiences. ‘Great art for everyone’ has been YSP’s goal since opening to the public in 1977, enabling access, understanding and enjoyment of art and landscape for everyone, whilst dismantling many of the barriers that often exist between the public and contemporary art. This vision remains as strong as ever. The revelatory nature of the Park’s setting opens up many possibilities and encourages exploration of the relationship between art and nature, stimulating engagement and adventure in the surroundings. To look out across carefully designed vistas in the parkland, to chance upon a sculpture in the landscape, to make personal discoveries whilst seeing and touching sculptures by some of the leading artists of the 20th century is a great experience.

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Node Journal

  • Devonshire Green

    Division Street Sheffield South Yorkshire S3 7SW

    View Gallery Devonshire Green

    Description

    This green space at the end of Sheffield's Gold Route sits next to Sheffield University. A green, skate park, memorial and planting make up the space which also utilises the hard standing areas of temporary markets and events throughout the year.

    Project team

    Sheffield City Council

    Developer

    Sheffield City Council

    Completion Status

    Complete

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Journal | Sheffield 'Gold Route'

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  • Barkers Pool

    Barkers Pool, Sheffield

    View Gallery Barkers Pool

    Description

    A square linking two areas of the city centre and acting as a frontage for the town hall. It features two large square glass-cased fountains with Yorkshire stone paving and seating areas. A large Grade II listed war memorial sits in the centre of the square.

    Project team

    Sheffield City Council

    Developer

    Sheffield City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2006

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Journal | Sheffield 'Gold Route'

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  • Peace Gardens

    Pinstone Street Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 2HH

    View Gallery Peace Gardens

    Description

    The Peace Gardens are an award winning public space in the centre of Sheffield and form part of the 'Gold Route'. The space sits on the site of St Paul's a old church. When the church was demolished in 1938 a temporary garden was built, this has since developed with the additions over time turning it into the public space that it is toady.

    Project team

    Sheffield City Council

    Developer

    Sheffield City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Journal | Journal 'Gold Route'

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  • Winter Garden

    90 Surrey Street, S1 2LH

    View Gallery Winter Garden

    Description

    A large temperate glasshouse in the Heart of Sheffield city centre, filled with plants from around the world. The structure itself is impressive, a glulam frame arching out of the ground it also provides a stunning pedestrian link through the city centre.

    Project team

    Pringle Richards Sharratt, Weedle Landscape Design

    Developer

    Sheffield City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2003

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Journal | Sheffield 'Gold Route'

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  • Tudor Square

    Sheffield, S1 2LA

    View Gallery Tudor Square

    Description

    Tudor Square built at the entrance to the world famous Crucible Theatre has always been at the heart of Sheffield’s vibrant city centre. It also is bordered by a large temperate greenhouse called the The Winter Garden. The square itself is made up of a few elements, with the large seating and grass plinths scattered around the square, at night lighting is used to change the atmosphere and mist is also used which works well in combination with the lighting.

    Project team

    Landscape Group | DPA Lighting

    Developer

    Sheffield City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2010

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Landscape Group

    Link | DPA Lighting

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  • Sheaf Square

    Sheffield

    View Gallery Sheaf Square

    Description

    Sheffield’s ‘Gold Route’ masterplan had Sheaf Square as the gateway to the city, from the station, linking the disjointed city together by incorporating new crossings of what were two distinct parts of Sheffield’s ring road system. They have transformed the sense of arrival in the city, using the area’s historic character and heritage. The squares design uses a large wall and water feature which leads you on into the city.

    Project team

    Sheffield City Council | AECOM

    Developer

    Sheffield City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2008

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | AECOM

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  • Park Hill

    Sheffield

    View Gallery Park Hill

    Description

    Park Hill is the largest listed structure in Europe. The grade II* listed complex, which was constructed between 1957-1961, has been described by English Heritage as 'the most ambitious inner city housing scheme of its time', pioneering the concept of 'streets in the sky' in the UK which was inspired by Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseille. Prior to listing in 1998, the site had become increasingly run down and was at risk of being lost. A partnership between developers Urban Splash and a variety of other partners including English Partnerships and English Heritage allowed a scheme to be developed which would recognise the significance of the complex whilst allowing it to become much more attractive to prospective residents. The design for the site allowed for significant internal alteration to the complex and the introduction of brightly coloured infill panels to the exterior which transforms the aesthetic of the building without impacting on the site's significance, which lies in its concrete frame, the scale and massing of the building and its relationship with its surrounding landscape. The results have been transformative and have allowed the ongoing appreciation of a key example of postwar town planning.

    Project team

    Hawkins Brown, Studio Egret West, English Partnerships, Housing Corporation, Sheffield City Council

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    2012

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Urban Splash

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  • Hepworth Galley

    Wakefield

    View Gallery Hepworth Galley

    Description

    With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London. The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. In 2003 Wakefield Council launched a RIBA international competition to find an architect to design a new art gallery for Wakefield. The competition led to the selection of David Chipperfield as architect. In designing The Hepworth Wakefield, David Chipperfield Architects responded imaginatively to the gallery’s waterfront setting. The building complements the scale and form of the existing industrial buildings and, like them, appears to rise out of the River Calder. The gallery’s location on the river’s edge also allows it to apply new forms of renewable energy by sourcing the majority of its heating and cooling from the river’s flow. The gallery’s façade has been constructed of pigmented concrete, which was created in-situ. This gives the building a sculptural appearance, which echoes the shapes and forms in many of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures. The sense of arrival created by the bridge link is good. However it is a different experience when walking on foot from the gallery to Wakefield City Centre. The barriers created by highway infrastructure, derelict sites and the back of the Riding shopping centre do not encourage you to explore on foot making the gallery feel isolated. A masterplan strategy that looked at public realm connections and linkages from Wakefield City Centre to the Hepworth gallery would help to provide a framework for investment and create an improved experience for pedestrians. The gallery was shortlisted for RIBA Sterling prize in 2012

    Project team

    David Chipperfield Architects

    Developer

    Wakefield City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Node Journal

    Link | RIBA

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  • Saxton

    Saxton Parade, The Avenue, Leeds

    View Gallery Saxton

    Description

    Saxton is a £40M residential scheme on the fringe of Leeds City centre. It is an exercise in the reinvention of redundant social housing stock and involves the redevelopment of two derelict 1950’s blocks within the Saxton Gardens estate. The new development provides a range of apartment types complimenting the existing housing, and in line with government guidance caters for different demographics through a combination of tenures.

    Project team

    Urban Splash | Union North

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Urban Splash

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  • Jewellery Quarter

    Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

    View Gallery Jewellery Quarter

    Description

    The Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham is a key part of Birmingham’s industrial history. From 1660 the Jewellery industry really prospered, and in the 18th century there was rapid development in the Quarter, with many houses being built for both the manufacturers and the artisans. Gardens became home to workshops as trade picked up. This growing industry peaked in the early 20th century, employing 60,000 people, but this started to decline, and by 1985 the number employed had dropped to around 4,000. By the end of the 20th century major regeneration works had taken place to make way for apartments, offices and retail. Currently, the area is still home to a mix of manufacturers, craftsmen and retailers, as well as 200 listed buildings, and 40% of the jewellery made in the UK is made in the Jewellery Quarter. St Paul’s Square, the only Georgian Square left in Birmingham, was voted one of the Top 20 Urban Picnic Areas in the UK. The area now has it’s own train station just down the road from Warstone Lane Cemetery, and incorporates its history into the transport aspect, such as a piece of public art outside the station and a historic clock tower sitting on the roundabout, also on Warstone Lane. The Jewellery Quarter website states that “Its future depends on the community working together to preserve its heritage as well as adding to its history”, this is what lead to the establishment of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JDQT) in 2011. The JQDT, a Community Interest Company constituted and operated for the benefit of the communities, are committed to promoting and enhancing the unique industrial heritage, as well as other regeneration-related initiatives.

    Developer

    The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Tags

    Heritage

    Further information

    Link | Jewellery Quarter

  • Library of Birmingham

    Centennary Square, Birmingham, UK

    View Gallery Library of Birmingham

    Description

    Having opened in September 2013, The Library of Birmingham was well documented in the media for being the new largest public library in Europe. The purpose of the replacement piece of infrastructure is to house and showcase “internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books.” With facilities such as a BFI Mediatheque, a flexible studio theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre and other informal performance spaces, a recording studio, and dedicated spaces for children and teenagers, the £189m development certainly has something for everyone. Designed by Mecanoo’s architect Francine Houben, who described it as a 'people's palace', the exterior cladding is made up of interlocking metal rings over golden, silver and glass facades, giving reference to Birmingham’s jewellery quarter. The library looks to work in collaboration with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, partners and communities to provide events, activities and performances.

    Project team

    Carillion, Mecanoo

    Developer

    Birmingham City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2013

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Leisure

  • The Quad

    Derby, DE1 3AS

    View Gallery The Quad

    Description

    The Quad is located next to the historic Guildhall Market in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, the cultural zone of the city centre around the cathedral. It houses a large environmentally controlled exhibition space, two cinemas, education facilities, a café and informal exhibition spaces. Fielden Clegg Bradley won the competition to design a new building for QArts and Metro Cinema (who subsequently merged to form Quad). The building has a dramatic, twisted form with volumes projecting out of the building and is clad in natural stone from a local quarry. It spans three floors and is organised so that the flexible areas face onto the square, while the cinema and gallery are at the back.

    Project team

    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Developer

    Derby City Council

    Completion Status

    2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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  • Town Hall

    Birmingham, B3 3DQ

    View Gallery Town Hall

    Description

    Birmingham's town hall is one of only four grade I listed buildings in the city. It is set within the city's key civic space of Victoria Square/Chamberlain Square. The building originally dates from 1834, by architects Joseph Hansom and Edward Welch. The building is of national significance, being the first of the Victorian town halls that came to dominate city centre townscapes across the country. It is also the first major example of 19th century Roman revival architecture, based on the proportions of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum. The building was substantially renovated in the early 21st century with grant funding from Birmingham City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, eventually reopening as a 1,100 capacity concert venue in 2008. It is managed in partnership with the nearby Symphony Hall and hosts a variety of performances. It is a highly successful conservation project of a key city centre building.

    Project team

    Rodney Melville + Partners | Wates

    Developer

    Birmingham City Council

    Completion Status

    2008-06-22

    Subject

    Heritage

    Tags

    Heritage

    Further information

    Link | Rodney Melville + Partners

    Link | Wates

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  • Node Urban Design

    85-89 Colmore Row, Birmingham

    View Gallery Node Urban Design

    Description

    Node Urban Design's office, 85–89 Colmore Row is a grade II listed building located in a prime position within Birmingham city centre, situated on the junction of Colmore Row and Newhall Street. The building, dating from c.1870 sits within Colmore Business District, which was established to manage improvements and services within the business quarter of Birmingham.

    Project team

    HR Yeoville Thomason | Messrs. Barnsley

    Completion Status

    1869

    Subject

    Heritage

    Further information

    Link | Node Urban Design

    Link | 85-89 Colmore Row

    Link | Images of England

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  • Park Central

    Birmingham, B15 1NZ

    View Gallery Park Central

    Description

    Park Central is a 10 minute walk from Birmingham city centre. Park Central is the first phase of the regeneration of the wider Atwood Green area. Park Central will provide nine different residential zones and four business quarters as well as shops, restaurants and a landmark hotel. On a large scale (over 1800 new residential units are planned) and with a genuine mix of uses, Park Central is physically, economically and socially regenerating what was formerly a wasted and dangerous no-go parkland area. The built form of zone 1 is designed to a variety of scales. Three 6 storey apartment blocks run along Wheelys Lane and Bath Row. A U-shaped block of apartments sits on the corner of Wheelys lane and Lea Bank Middleway. Running into the site from Wheelys Lane, The Boulevard is lined with smaller scale three storey townhouses. South from The Boulevard is a more intimate mews section with close-knit two and three storey mews units with first floor terraces. The design is urban and contemporary and every unit has a balcony or private outdoor space. The units currently run off a communal district heating system but were designed to be linked to a central heating and power plant, which will be added to a later phase of the scheme. This will provide electricity efficiently and reduce the environmental impact of the development. Homes are available in a range of sizes for private sale, housing association rental and shared ownership, providing a truly mixed community. The aim for Park Central is to create a village community that also provides amenity for existing surrounding neighbourhoods. This will be built around the re-landscaped park, the largest within Birmingham's ring roads, to create a secure and pleasant place to live, work and play.

    Project team

    Gardner Stewart Architects | Lovejoy Landscape Architects | Landscape Practice Group

    Developer

    Crest Nicholson | Optima Housing Association

    Completion Status

    2005

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Crest Nicholson

    Link | Gardner Stewarts Architects

    Link | CABE

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  • Rotunda

    Birmingham, B2 4PA

    View Gallery Rotunda

    Description

    The Rotunda is one of the most significant and well loved features of Birmingham’s skyline. The grade II-listed cylindrical structure was originally completed in 1965 as an office block, but was converted for residential use in 2008 by Urban Splash and Glenn Howells Architects, who proposed a significant alteration to the building’s façade through new glazing which has radically altered the external appearance of the building. The 234 new apartments have proved to be highly popular.

    Project team

    Glenn Howells Architects

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    2008

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Glenn Howells Architects

    Link | Urban Splash

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  • Spiceal Street

    Birmingham, B5 4BH

    View Gallery Spiceal Street

    Description

    Spiceal Street is a dining destination located adjacent to the Bullring. Proposed to reinvigorate both the daytime and evening activity within an existing public realm to the southern end of the Bullring, Spiceal Street is entirely dedicated to the dining experience and was officially opened in November 2011. Part indoor, part outdoor, the scheme has introduced three new restaurants and extended two existing units to enhance the overall use of St Martin’s Square and open up the shopping centre to St Martin’s Walk. This is achieved in part by a complete reconfiguration of the public realm to focus attention towards St Martin’s church and the square. Three separate building zones are visually connected using a ‘ribbon- like’ sculptural roof to create a strong architectural element which floats above the building, helping to provide a coherent link throughout the overall space. The new-look street increases the appeal of the Bullring with the design introducing a new green wall and seating areas, plus a public art commission created by Wolfgang Buttress. Also included is a granite stone water feature inscribed with poetry co-written by local poets, Simon Turner and spoken word performer Steve Camden. This curved ‘wall of water’ provides a dramatic backdrop along a sweeping curve of steps, reflecting sunlight during the day and being subtly lit during the evening.

    Project team

    Chapman Taylor | Careys

    Developer

    Hammerson

    Completion Status

    2011-11-01

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Chapman Taylor

    Link | Careys

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  • Bramall Music Building

    University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

    View Gallery Bramall Music Building

    Description

    In keeping with the masterplan by Aston Webb in 1902 to 1907, the Bramall Music Building completes the Grade II* Chancellor’s Court at the University of Birmingham. The building houses a new state-of-the-art 450-seat concert hall and the faculty of music. This heritage sensitive and beautifully detailed project sets a benchmark for all ‘red brick’ universities and greatly increases the sense of place and identity at the University of Birmingham.

    Project team

    Glenn Howells Architects

    Developer

    University of Birmingham

    Completion Status

    2012-09-01

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Tags

    Education

    Further information

    Link | Glenn Howells Architects

    Link | University of Birmingham

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  • Eastside City Park

    Curzon St, Birmingham

    View Gallery Eastside City Park

    Description

    Eastside City Park is Birmingham's first new park for over a century, joining the City Centre with Millennium Point, Digbeth and Eastside itself. Six-acres in size, £11.7 million Eastside City Park is a segment of the Big City Plan that is looking to transform Birmingham over the next 20 years. Patel Taylor and Allain Provost were the two successful candidates who were commission for the job; their design creates a sequence of defined spaces, or a moment of greenery depending on your journey through the city. Eastside City Park brings a new identity to an already growing area.

    Project team

    Patel Taylor | Allain Provost

    Developer

    Birmingham City Council

    Completion Status

    2013-03-16

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Tags

    Urban Park

    Further information

    Journal | Node Urban Design

    Journal | Node Urban Design

    Link | Patel Taylor

    Link | Birmingham City Council

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  • Fort Dunlop

    Birmingham, B24 9FD

    View Gallery Fort Dunlop

    Description

    Fort Dunlop is a large former tyre factory originally dating from 1916 on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, which had lain empty for over 20 years. Converted by developers Urban Splash and architects Shed KM, the design aimed to work with the original frame and plan form of the building, creating high quality flexible new space within. The result was the largest speculative office building outside of London, complete with retail and leisure space. It has transformed the formerly derelict building which is a icon of Birmingham’s manufacturing heritage and seen by millions of people every year from the M6 motorway, which passes close by.

    Project team

    shedkm | Martha Schwartz Partners

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    2006-12-01

    Subject

    Heritage

    Further information

    Link | Shedkm

    Link | Urban Splash

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  • Castle Vale

    Farnborough Road, Birmingham

    View Gallery Castle Vale

    Description

    Castle Vale on the edge on Birmingham is a large scale, resident-led regeneration project which has taken 15 years to come to fruition. Throughout this process the Castle Vale Housing Action Trust (CVHAT) demonstrated a willingness to embrace the latest thinking in housing design and layout, public buildings and public space.

    Project team

    Gillespies | Associated Architects

    Developer

    Castle Vale Housing Action Trust | Lovell Partnerships

    Completion Status

    March 2004

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Resource for Urban Design Information

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  • Kings Heath Village Square

    Kings Heath birmingham

    View Gallery Kings Heath Village Square

    Description

    More information coming soon...

    Developer

    All Saints Community Development Company

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

  • Allerton Bywater

    West Yorkshire, WF10 2GF

    View Gallery Allerton Bywater

    Description

    Allerton Bywater was the second Millennium Communities project to be developed in the United Kingdom. The former mining area and community, has now been transformed by the regeneration. Excellent urban design has brought new life to the area, through the make-up of the public realm – intelligently linking buildings together and creating a strong sense of place. Variety between different housing also provokes these feelings of community and modernity.

    Project team

    Miller Homes | Barratt Developments Plc | PRP Architects

    Developer

    Homes and Communities Agency

    Completion Status

    Completed 2012

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Homes and Communities

    Link | Barratt Homes

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  • Millbrook

    Melbourne, DE73 8LH

    View Gallery Millbrook

    Description

    Melbourne itself is an attractive Georgian market town. The Millbrook development is a residential scheme of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed traditional houses. It includes both two and three storey elements and buildings which turn the corner well. The sales office has been designed as a traditional village shop.

    Developer

    Davidsons Homes

    Completion Status

    Complete

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Davidsons Homes

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  • The Hive

    The Butts, Worcester

    View Gallery The Hive

    Description

    £60 million pounds of investment later, The Hive was finished and opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012. With the title of ‘Britain’s first joint university and public library’, The Hive promises a mix of resources, to be used by students, researchers and the general public alike. The development came about after Worcester needed a new fit for purpose public library, and the University were exploring the idea of a new City Campus whilst trying to improve its learning resources. The partnership has created an innovative structure, incorporating 4 funnel shaped parts to give recognition to the Royal Worcester kilns. “The name ‘The Hive’ was chosen to represent the purposeful activity, and sense of community which the development will help to create. It is also a reflection of the building’s appearance, with its bold, distinctive golden ‘honeycomb’ cladding, which will mark it out as a physical as well as a cultural landmark for Worcester.”

    Project team

    Galliford Try, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Developer

    Worcestershire County Council, University of Worcester

    Completion Status

    Completed 2012

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Education

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  • Dickens Heath

    West Midlands, B90 1UA

    View Gallery Dickens Heath

    Description

    Dickens Heath is a small village in the borough of Solihull, Birmingham. Development of 1,700 new houses, a major mixed use High Street and employment space were all created in the masterplan shaped by John Simpson Architects LLP. The village follows a historicist style, creating a real identity and giving the residents a sense of place.

    Project team

    John Simpson Architects LLP

    Developer

    David Wilson Homes | Berkeley Homes | Bryant Homes | Redrow Homes

    Completion Status

    2009-01-01

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

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  • Marfield

    Redstone Close,Reddich

    View Gallery Marfield

    Description

    It was good to hear that the affordable housing scheme we prepared the detail landscape design for won an award for one of the best new affordable housing schemes in the UK at the Inside Housing Awards 2014. The former school site has been transformed from a derelict waste ground to a modern and innovative housing development. It is UK’s largest low carbon, Norwegian timber frame housing development built at the same cost as a traditionally code level 3 scheme. The scheme also featured two carbon neutral level 6 homes. The scheme of 79 houses designed for Accord Group and Reddich Cooperative Homes was designed around a new square that included a community orchard.

    Project team

    Node

    Developer

    Accord Group, Reddich Cooperative Housing

    Completion Status

    2014

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Residential

  • Eades Meadow National Nature Reserve

    Foster’s Green meadows, Feckenham, Worcestershire, UK

    View Gallery Eades Meadow National Nature Reserve

    Description

    Eades Meadow is a National Nature Reserve due to the diverse population of its 180 recorded varieties of rare plants and the huge number of insects, spiders and invertebrates that they support. Wild flower meadows, once considered commonplace, are now a rarity and warrant national recognition. Eades Meadow, which has been free from chemical practices for over 100 years, is particularly famous for its green-winged orchids in spring and meadow saffron in autumn.  The colour of the meadow changes daily as different flowers come into flower throughout spring and summer.

    Project team

    Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

    Developer

    Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

    Completion Status

    Complete

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Leisure

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  • Astley Castle

    Nuneaton

    View Gallery Astley Castle

    Description

    Astley Castle is a modern holiday home within the ruins of a grade II listed fortified manor house in Astley, near Nuneaton in Warwickshire. The 12th century building had been devastated by fire in the 1970s and had lain in ruins until the Landmark Trust took on the project. Designed by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, the design rejected a restoration approach and instead embraced a contemporary response to the insertion which nevertheless interacts sensitively with its host. The project won the 2013 Stirling Award, the first recipient of the award within the West Midlands.

    Project team

    Witherford Watson Mann Architects

    Developer

    Landmark Trust

    Completion Status

    Completed 2013

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Leisure

  • Old Market Square

    Nottingham, NG1 2DT

    View Gallery Old Market Square

    Description

    Old Market Square in Nottingham is the second-largest square in the UK after Trafalgar Square in London. Designed by Gustafson Porter, the square has been planned to provide civic and cultural events and encourage visitors to stop and enjoy the space. The design includes diagonal routes through the space, including a water channel which enters the square from Chapel Bar leading visitors to the Water Terraces at the north-west end of the square where benches and steps provide opportunity to sit under trees with a balcony view over the events and activities taking place in the square. A further diagonal route of light is placed between Smithy Row and Friar Lane, leading to Nottingham Castle.

    Project team

    Gustafson Porter

    Developer

    Nottingham City Council

    Completion Status

    2007-01-01

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Gustafson Porter

    Link | Nottingham City Council

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  • Electric Wharf

    Electric Wharf, Coventry, CV1

    View Gallery Electric Wharf

    Description

    Electric Wharf, Coventry makes the most of its attractive canal side environment, bringing new life to this former power station. Targeting creative people and industries, Electric Wharf provides live-work lofts, apartments and 21 new homes following its completion in April 2009. Visibly retaining the history of electricity on the site was essential in the design, creating a sense of place through a combination of the retention and conversion of original buildings complete with artistic intervention together with the addition of new buildings providing a mix of employment and residential space. At the site of a redundant Victorian power station, Electric Wharf was created over a period of 4 years, completed in 2008. On the fringe of Coventry City, adjacent to the Coventry canal, the power station was constructed 1894-1895, and was responsible for facilitating a growing demand for electricity across the city. By 1997 however, the site was unused and in need of a new owner. Complex Development Projects took up the challenge, the company recognised the vast opportunities and qualities the site had to offer and began developing it in 2004. Bryant Priest Newman designed a scheme that comprised 68 live/work loft units, 21 eco-homes, and 3,500 sq.m of fully serviced high-tech office accommodation. As well as home and work infrastructure, the public realm was redesigned to include public art and a new pedestrian footbridge. To go hand in hand with the footbridge, the canal towpath network was extended, which allows for a quicker link to the city centre, and helps encourage further investment and regeneration in the area.

    Project team

    Bryant Priest Newman

    Developer

    Complex Development Projects

    Completion Status

    2013-03-01

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Bryant Priest Newman

    Link | Electric Wharf

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  • Coventry Cathedral

    Coventry

    View Gallery Coventry Cathedral

    Description

    Coventry Cathedral a grade 1 listed building and was designed by Basil Spence Architects in a modernist style and was started in 1951. The old cathedral that was bombed in the Second World War remains as a ruin adjacent to the modern cathedral. It currently acts as a quiet public space. Her Majesty the Queen laid the foundation stone on 23 March 1956 and the building was consecrated on 25 May 1962, in her presence. The ruins remain hallowed ground and together the two create one living Cathedral. Adjacent to the cathedral can be found Coventry University and a small pocket park

    Project team

    Basel Spence and partners

    Completion Status

    Completed 1951

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Public Space

  • Gosford Street Shared Surface

    Gosford Street, Coventry

    View Gallery Gosford Street Shared Surface

    Description

    Shared space scheme at the junction of Gosford Street and Cox Street. Coventry City Council are looking to implement a number of shared surface schemes across the city. In 2011 the department of transport issued guidance on shared space as a way of improving the quality of streets and giving greater priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Shared space is an approach to the public realm which seeks to minimize the demarcation between vehicle traffic and pedestrians, often by removing features such as kerbs, road markings, traffic signs and regulations. Schemes are often motivated by a desire to reduce the dominance of vehicles, vehicle speeds and road casualty rates. First proposed in 1991, the term is now strongly associated with the works of Hans Monderman who suggested by creating a greater sense of uncertainty and making it unclear who had right of way, drivers reduce their speed, and everyone reduces their level of risk compensation.

    Project team

    Coventry City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2012

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | BBC

    Link | Government Publications

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  • Hockerton Housing Project

    NG25 0QU

    View Gallery Hockerton Housing Project

    Description

    The Hockerton Housing Project is a small community of five earth sheltered homes on the outskirts of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, UK. The houses were designed by ‘green’ architects Professor Brenda Vale and Dr Robert Vale

    Project team

    Professor Brenda Vale and Dr Robert Vale

    Completion Status

    completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Hockerton Housing Project

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB

    View Gallery Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Description

    The grade II* listed Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the bank of the River Avon in Stratford was reopened in 2011 following extensive remodeling. The building has an interesting history, opening in 1932 on a site adjacent to an original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre of 1879, which had been destroyed by fire. The building was designed by Elizabeth Scott and constitutes the first important work in England to the designs of a female architect. The redevelopment proposals focused on theatre space, aiming to bring actors and audiences closer, but also included major improvements to the wider environment, including visitor facilities and the surrounding public realm which has been significantly enhanced.

    Project team

    Bennetts Associates | Buro Happold | Nicolas Pearson Associates

    Developer

    Royal Shakespeare Company

    Completion Status

    2010-11-01

    Subject

    Heritage

    Tags

    Leisure

    Further information

    Link | Bennetts Associates

    Link | Buro Happold

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  • Highcross

    Leicester, LE1 4AN

    View Gallery Highcross

    Description

    Highcross is a prime regional shopping centre situated in the heart of Leicester which opened in 2008. It was developed by extending the old Shire's shopping centre. It incorporates a mix of uses including retail, residential, cinema and other leisures uses including bars and restaurants. The Anchor retail store is John Lewis. The scheme incorporates outdoor streets and squares including St Peter's and Old School Square which is a better solution than being completely an internal mall as it allows for better connectivity.

    Project team

    Foreign Office Architects | Chapman Taylor | Gollifer Langston

    Developer

    Hammerson | Hermes Real Estate

    Completion Status

    2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Leicester City Council

    Link | Hammerson

    Link | Chapman Taylor

    Link | Gollifer Langston Architects

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  • Gallowtree Gate/High Street

    Leicester, LE1 5AD

    View Gallery Gallowtree Gate/High Street

    Description

    Gallowtree Gate is one of the main shopping streets in Leicester City Centre. The street is located outside the original city wall and was used for the long walk to the old gallows which were in London Road to the south. The Victorian era saw it attract large stores and other retailers including the original Thomas Cook building which is one of the early buildings that still remain today. Pedestrianised in the 1970's the street links with the Market Place, Clocktower and Town Hall Square, all key public spaces within the city centre. The street was redesigned in 2005 and included new bespoke street furniture. It was the first scheme to be designed in line with Leicester City Council's new public realm strategy and was completed in December 2006. LCC - The Clock Tower is the most obvious element within a new public open space which includes East Gates and Cheapside. There are trees, seating and new lighting to enhance the space. Market Street - Market Street was one of the earlier streets in the city centre to be upgraded as a part of the city’s three-year Streets and Spaces regeneration project. Work here has made a dramatic difference to what was once a congested street. Granite paving provides a high quality base. Seating, bins, bike stands and the like are now running down one side of the street in a way that leaves the central space open to promenade and enjoy the lively café atmosphere developing here. At night new lights provide a contemporary feel whilst not detracting from the overall quality of the street which is a part of the Market Street conservation Area.

    Project team

    Burns + Nice

    Developer

    Leicester City Council

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Burns + Nice

    Link | Leicester City Council

  • Curve

    Leicester, LE1 1SB

    View Gallery Curve

    Description

    The building designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, is built of curved glass and steel. The building contains 1,192 tonnes of steel, and 4600m2 of glass. In was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008. Offering a new theatre experience for Leicester’s audiences, Curve is unlike any other theatre as there is no traditional backstage area. Two theatres stand back to each other and can be opened up to create one large stage. The stages stand as a freestanding element within the centre of the building which can be fully circumnavigated. The building has been criticised by some for being both too expensive and overpowering in its setting of historic and listed buildings. It does however create much needed activity within the cultural quarter.

    Project team

    Rafael Viñoly Architects

    Developer

    Leicester City Council

    Completion Status

    December 2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Leisure

    Further information

    Link | Rafael Viñoly Architects

    Link | Curve

    Link | Node Journal

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  • New Walk

    Leicester

    View Gallery New Walk

    Description

    New Walk in Leicester is a unique, traffic-free route which provides a pedestrian connection between the council’s offices close to the city centre for about one kilometre south to Victoria Park and De Montfort Hall. New Walk originally dates from 1785 and is lined with a mix of Regency, Victorian and contemporary architecture and a high quality landscape setting.

    Developer

    Leicester City Council

    Completion Status

    1785

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Friends of New Walk

  • Derwenthorpe

    Derwenthorpe, York

    View Gallery Derwenthorpe

    Description

    64 low energy homes at Osbaldwick form the first phase of Derwenthorpe. The architecture builds on the rich legacy of Joseph Rowntree’s model village at nearby New Earswick, planned by Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker over a century ago. Large steeply pitched roofs, painted brickwork and striking dormer windows combine to create a distinctive sense of place.

    Project team

    Richards Partington Architects | Barratt Homes Yorkshire East

    Developer

    Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust | David Wilson Homes

    Completion Status

    Ongoing

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Richards Partington Architects

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  • Wheatsheaf Works

    Wordsworth Road, Leicester

    View Gallery Wheatsheaf Works

    Description

    The Wheatsheaf Works is an exciting development by Urban Rhythm on the edge of Leicester City centre. When it was built in 1891, Wheatsheaf Works was the largest footwear factory in the world. Owned by the Co-operative Wholesale Society, it supplied a wealth of employment opportunities in Leicester. The area was at the centre of much commercial activity and its iconic clock tower could be seen for many a mile across south Leicester. The area is currently a mixture of traditional Victorian terraced streets, interspersed with industrial buildings and warehouses It is an interesting development of 172 new dwellings consisting of both new town houses and the conversion of two grade II listed factory buildings. The ornate, Neo-Jacobean main factory building is being converted into a series of townhouses and apartments using contemporary interventions. The homes are located around a landscaped courtyard, which should help in ensuring the development has a real sense of community. The roofs on the modern town houses are reminiscent of the roof lights seen on traditional factories that allowed a natural even light from the north. However, the shape does not appear to include large amounts of glazing on the northern elevations. It is good to see the contrast between the existing Victorian terraces, the conversion of the listed buildings and the introduction of modern town houses.

    Project team

    JSP Architecture

    Developer

    Hazelton Homes

    Completion Status

    Part Completed 2013

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Wheatsheaf Works

  • The Russells

    Broadway, WR12 7AP

    View Gallery The Russells

    Description

    The Russells is located behind the high street of Broadway village, a World Heritage site on the Northern edge of the Cotswalds. Built on the brownfield land of a former factory set up by 1920 Arts and Crafts style furniture maker Gordon Russell, it is now a mixed-use development of 77 private and affordable homes with mixed use including a supermarket and a museum. The development shows a high degree of sensitivity to the historic character of this village on the edge of the Cotswolds setting. The developer has refurbished 16th Century buildings into shops and a restaurant along the high street and created pedestrian links to a new supermarket and public pedestrian square behind. Across the square an old barn has been converted into a new museum. With housing for the elderly identified as a local priority, 24 flats special needs flats have been built beside the square and supermarket around a secure court. Beyond the square a new access road leads to a mix of new apartments and terraced houses. The development provides a variety of quality homes, new public amenity and much needed mixed use, while remaining sensitive in design to the local historical building style. The Russells was praised by the Building for Life judges as "a great piece of urbanism ... real town building"

    Project team

    Lapworth Architects |

    Developer

    Chase Homes | Wychavon District Council

    Completion Status

    2006

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Lapworth Architects

    Link | CABE

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  • Grand Canal Square

    Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

    View Gallery Grand Canal Square

    Description

    Grand Canal Square is an outstanding example of good public space in Dublin’s Docklands, which opened in June 2007. The site, only a hectare in size is located on the Grand Canal and forms part of the wider development of the area. Martha Schwartz Partners designed a public space that offers colour and vitality to visitors through various coloured carpets, they feel ‘the new square will be an urban magnet with 24–hour activity accurately interpreting Dublin's energy’, and it’s easy to see why. Grand Canal Square is a delightful space.

    Project team

    Marther Schwartz

    Developer

    Dublin Docklands Development Corporation

    Completion Status

    2007-06-01

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Martha Schwartz Partners

  • Puzzlewood

    Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

    View Gallery Puzzlewood

    Description

    An ancient woodland covering 14 acres (5.7 ha). Over a mile of pathways were laid down in the early 19th century to provide access to the woods, and provide picturesque walks. The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees.

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Leisure

    Further information

    Link | http://www.puzzlewood.net

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  • O'Connell Street, Dublin

    O'Connell Street, Dublin

    View Gallery O'Connell Street, Dublin

    Description

    O'Connell Street is a key thoroughfare in Dublin. It measures 49 m (160 ft) in width at its southern end, 46 m (150 ft) at the north, and is 500 m (1650 ft) in length. In 2006 a public realm scheme was implemented that increased the size of the footways on either side and reduced the overall vehicular carriageway. A central plaza area was created in front of the GPO to address the street's principal building and provide a space for public gatherings and national celebrations. The spire of Dublin the world’s tallest structure was erected in the centre of the space in January 2003 on the site of the former Nelson’s Pilliar. The use of high quality detailing and materials works well. The principle of putting wide footways on either side of the street where activity occurs also works well. The space is well used and some conflict does exist between various users.

    Project team

    Mitchell & Associates

    Completion Status

    Completed 2006

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

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  • Newport City Footbridge

    South Wales

    View Gallery Newport City Footbridge

    Description

    The £4.9 million Newport City Footbridge provides the city with a new landmark. Acting as a vital link between the east and west banks of the River Usk, the bridge was the first stage for the development of a cultural district on the left bank, making the crane structure powerful evidence of regeneration in Newport. This distinctive structure is now a key part of Newport's Skyline, and brings contemporary urban design to the city.

    Project team

    Grimshaw Architects

    Developer

    Newport Unlimited

    Completion Status

    2007-01-01

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Grimshaw Architects

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  • Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Newport, NP18 2PZ

    View Gallery Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Description

    The visitor and environmental education centre at the wetlands is a good example of an uncomplicated design which sits well within the context of a very sensitive landscape. Approached on foot from the car park, the building arouses curiosity, enticing visitors to stop and observe the wetlands and to explore the landscape beyond.

    Project team

    Powell Dobson Architects | McGregor Smith

    Developer

    RSPB and Newport City Council

    Completion Status

    2009-03-09

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Further information

    Link | Design Commission for Wales

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  • Brewery Quarter

    Cardiff, CF10 1FG

    View Gallery Brewery Quarter

    Description

    The Brewery Quarter in Cardiff is a mixed use development comprising residential and commercial space within a historic context in Cardiff city centre. The scheme by Countryside Properties, which is set within a conservation area and utilises listed buildings and other existing structures, creates a distinctive townscape through contemporary interventions, simple detailing and use of colour.

    Project team

    Powell Dobson Architects

    Developer

    Mansford Holdings PLC and S A Brains | Countryside Properties

    Completion Status

    October 2003

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Powell Dobson

    Link | Design Commission for Wales

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  • Westonbirt Arboretum

    Tetbury, Gloucestershire

    View Gallery Westonbirt Arboretum

    Description

    An internationally renowned tree collection carefully laid out within a beautiful Grade One listed heritage landscape and a fantastic location for playing, walking, relaxing and learning about nature.

    Project team

    Forestry Commission

    Developer

    Robert Stayner Holford (1829)

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Education

    Tags

    Arboretum

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  • Upton

    Northampton, NN5 4EH ?

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    Description

    Upton is located less than 3 miles to the south west of Northampton. This initial phase of this major urban extension of c. 1382 homes is one of the first housing schemes to be delivered according to a design code produced by a partnership of landowner and local authority interests, which also provided advanced site infrastructure. The design code for Upton guided the overall character of the community but allows flexibility when it comes to designing buildings for this high-volume housing development. . It demonstrates how a high quality public realm can be achieved by volume house builders through adherence to design code principles and through careful monitoring of their implementation. Also notable are the way flood attenuation measures have been integrated into the design of public space and the way in which a high environmental performance can be achieved by dwellings which are not unusual in appearance. Affordable housing, constituting 22% of the homes, is pepper potted throughout the site and includes 4 wheelchair units. The amount of different architectural styles does not appeal to all and a lack of other uses results in a lack of activity onto the street

    Project team

    Urban Initiatives Studios | KRT Associates | Quartet Design

    Developer

    English Partnerships | Paul Newman New Homes

    Completion Status

    December 2007

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | KRT Associates

    Link | Quartet Design

    Link | CABE

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  • Titanic Quarter

    Belfast, BT3 9DT

    View Gallery Titanic Quarter

    Description

    The Titanic Quarter Regeneration Project encompasses approximately 75 hectares of waterfront, former industrial brownfield land to the south of the River Lagan in Belfast on the site where RMS Titanic was designed and built. It is one of the world’s largest waterfront regeneration projects and includes a mix of residential, commercial, tourism, education and retail space. Central to the scheme is a £100m interactive visitor attraction telling the story of the Titanic, which was opened for the 100 year anniversary of its launch. Although already significant in size, the quarter continues to grow, and will ultimately provide homes and employment for 50,000 people.

    Project team

    Turley Associates | Todd Architects | CivicArts

    Developer

    Titanic Quarter Ltd

    Completion Status

    31 March 2012

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Titanic Quarter

    Link | CivicArts

    Link | Todd Architects

    Link | CivicArts

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  • Scale Lane Bridge

    Scale Lane, Hull

    View Gallery Scale Lane Bridge

    Description

    Positioned a few hundred yards north of where the river Hull connects into the mighty Humber, Scale Lane bridge a 57 m long structure was originally supposed to link a £100M regeneration scheme on the down-at-heel east bank called the Boom to the bustling and relatively prosperous old town on the west. Backed by the then Regional Development Agency (RDA) Yorkshire Forward and Hull City Council, the Boom was due to open in 2009 but was hit by the credit crunch. In the press it was referred to as the bridge to nowhere. It finally opened in 2013 at a cost of £7m. The design is strong and resembles a big black comma. On the western bank is a rounded end called the drum which houses the plant room and a cafe. The whole bridge glides open in two minutes to allow boats through. Pedestrians and cyclists can be on the bridge as it moves. It is definitely an iconic structure.

    Project team

    McDowell & Benedetti, Alan Baxter Associates, Qualter Hall

    Developer

    Hull City Council, Yorkshire Forward

    Completion Status

    Completed 2013

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Infrastructure

    Tags

    Bridge, Hull

    Further information

    Link | You Tube

    Link | aasarchitecture

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  • Angel of the North

    Low Eighton, Gateshead, NE8 7UB

    View Gallery Angel of the North

    Description

    The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. It is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres tall, with wings measuring 54 metres across.

    Project team

    Antony Gormley

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Gateshead Council

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  • Hanham Hall

    Hanham, South Gloucestershire near Bristol

    View Gallery Hanham Hall

    Description

    Hanham Hall is the first site in the government’s Carbon Challenge initiative and is scheduled to become one of the first zero carbon communities in England. 185 new homes are proposed in the grounds of the former hospital structured around a series of green spaces with allotments, orchards, hedges, ponds, cycle and walking routes. A restaurant, nursery, community hall, cafe and offices are currently proposed in the Hall.

    Project team

    HTA Design LLP | Barratt Homes

    Developer

    Barratt Homes

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

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  • Lakeshore

    Lakeshore, Bristol, BS13 7TJ

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    Description

    Lakeshore is a residential development of eco homes in Bristol offering a mix of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Housed in the grade II listed former Imperial Tobacco factory, the site lies within 10 acres of landscaped gardens and green space designed by Camlins to allow nature to re-establish itself within the area. Developers Urban Splash have made reference to the building’s history through the use of cor-ten, the steel in which the original factory was built and architectural practice Ferguson Mann focused on creating light filled apartment space through full height glazing. The development at Lakeshore exemplifies how to give new life to a historic building.

    Project team

    Ferguson Mann Architects | Homes and Community Agencies

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Urban Splash

    Link | Ferguson Mann

    Link | Camlins

  • Quayside

    Newcastle, NE1 3RN

    View Gallery Quayside

    Description

    Newcastle's East Quayside regeneration scheme has created a network of new public spaces and buildings, linked by a waterfront promenade. This urban waterfront regeneration project has a dramatic setting on the north bank of the River Tyne. It is linked by the award winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge to Gateshead Quays, where the Baltic, a former grain warehouse converted into a new international centre for contemporary art, creates a key visual focal point across the river. As does the Sage music and conference venue designed by Norman Foster and Partners. A waterfront promenade runs the length of the scheme, linking together new public spaces and buildings, including offices associated with the nearby Law Courts, a hotel and new waterfront apartments. The promenade is a hub of activity, offering among its attractions restaurant and bar facilities to visitors of all types. The opening bridge gives access across the river to the Baltic by foot and cycle, and both attract large numbers of people.

    Project team

    Various

    Developer

    Various

    Completion Status

    2013-06-30

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Fosters + Partners

    Link | WilkinsonEyre.Architects

    Link | CABE

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  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge

    Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle

    View Gallery Gateshead Millennium Bridge

    Description

    A pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the River Tyne between Gateshead Quays and Newcastle’s Quayside, enhancing connectivity between these key city centre destinations and creating a new landmark for Newcastle / Gateshead. The bridge tilts open utilising hydraulic rams, allowing the passage of river traffic underneath. The Millennium Bridge won the 2002 Stirling Prize for architects Wilkinson Eyre.

    Project team

    Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Gifford

    Developer

    Gateshead City Council

    Completion Status

    Completed 2001

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Infrastructure

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  • Royal Crescent

    Bath, BA1 2LS

    View Gallery Royal Crescent

    Description

    The Royal Crescent in Bath is a grade I listed building and perhaps one of the best-known examples of Georgian architecture that has become synonymous with Bath as a city and the Georgian period as a whole. The building is a sweeping crescent of 30 terraced houses, designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and constructed between 1767 and 1775. Today, the stone façade of the building displays little change from when it was first built. The popularity of the building means that one of these houses (number 1) is open to the public and another operates as the Royal Crescent Hotel.

    Project team

    John Wood the Younger

    Developer

    John Wood the Younger

    Completion Status

    2013-06-21

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Tags

    Heritage

    Further information

    Link | No 1 Royal Crescent

    Link | Royal Crescent Bath

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  • Bath Riverside

    Bath

    View Gallery Bath Riverside

    Description

    Crest Nicholson Regeneration obtained Outline Planning consent at the end of 2010 to transform this 44 acre former industrial site into a new residential quarter for the City of Bath. Once completed, Bath Riverside will comprise over 2000 modern new homes, a new school, over 19 acres of public open spaces including a large riverside park, up to 650 student bedrooms and up to 60,000sq ft of commercial spaces such as restaurants, cafes and community uses. We believe Bath Riverside to be one of the most important regeneration projects in the UK.

    Project team

    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios | Holder Mathias Architects | Alison Brooks Architects

    Developer

    Crest Nicholson Regeneration

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Crest Nicholson

    Link | FCB Studios

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  • Oxley Woods

    Swanson Drive, Milton Keynes

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    Description

    Oxley Woods is located on the western fringes of Milton Keynes. It includes a number of phases with both traditional and modern architecture Richard Rogers - “Oxley Woods achieves something which should have happened sixty years ago. This is mass factory- produced housing, erected in three days, incorporating top technology, top energy performance, varied house designs, a choice of cladding materials and a wide variety of estate layouts. It is radical, innovative and an outstanding step away from the tradition mud and mess of the domestic building site.' The project represents a thorough-going attempt at innovation within the all-too risk-averse conventional housebuilders’ market. It points the way forward to achieving high environmental standards in quality housebuilding where design comes first. .

    Project team

    Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners

    Developer

    Taylor Wimpey

    Completion Status

    2013-06-30

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners

    Link | Oxley Woids

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  • Icon Lime Tree Square

    Somerset, BA16 0FX

    View Gallery Icon Lime Tree Square

    Description

    This scheme built on the site of the original Clarks shoe factory in Street. It uses an innovative approach to highways design to put the pedestrian first, redefine the idea of the square and create a series of social spaces. It is the first phase of a larger development, ICON, which comprises housing from apartment blocks to mews and terraced housing. Whilst shoes are no longer made there, the Clarks family has been there since 1825 and the project started with their vision for a new development of outstanding quality as a lasting legacy for the town.

    Project team

    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Developer

    Crest Nicholson | Knightstone Housing Association

    Completion Status

    October 2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Link | CABE

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  • Hereward Hall

    March, Cambridge

    View Gallery Hereward Hall

    Description

    Hereward Hall is one of three developments built in the Fenland towns of March and Chatteris as part of an Anglo-German-Swedish programme for sharing skills needed for sustainable growth. Called SmartLIFE, the project was hit when Sweden elected a new government that withdrew support. All proposals utilise a number of ‘standard’ dwelling types, primarily designed by Proctor and Matthews, to be constructed using a range of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

    Project team

    Proctor and Matthews Architects | Inspace

    Developer

    Home Group Developments

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Tags

    houses, mews

    Further information

    Link | Proctor and Matthews

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  • Bradbury Place

    Andover, UK

    View Gallery Bradbury Place

    Description

    Bradbury Place is an 8 unit residential development that gives choice to disabled people who want to live independently. Designed and built for Enham Trust, Winton Court is presently on site and set for completion in 2014. The development is on the site of the former Winton Court and is a break with history for disability charity, Enham Trust. It is the Trust’s first housing development for disabled people outside of the village of Enham Alamein. The central location gives access to opportunities in the town centre such as employment, public transport and leisure facilitates. The building has been designed with a brick storey at ground to first floor level to reflect the brick construction of the existing bungalows adjacent to the development. At first, second and roof levels the building is predominately clad in pre-weathered zinc, which is intended to ‘unify’ the massing of the four buildings that form the whole. The zinc has been detailed to offer a continuity of surface between each building and so give the sense that although within separated dwellings, the residents are sharing a single roof.

    Project team

    Enham Trust | Design Engine Architects | Drew Smith

    Developer

    Enham Trust

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Design Engine Architects

    Link | Enham Trust

  • Bishops Walk

    Bishops Walk, Ely, CB7 4GB

    View Gallery Bishops Walk

    Description

    Bishops’ Walk was commissioned by the District Council of East Cambridgeshire, in a public/private partnership with Hopkins Homes as the developer. Latham Architects were appointed as architects on the scheme, which was designed to a stringent development brief and design guide that aimed to restore the traditional grain of the city through plot layout and roads which follow the west-east orientation of existing developments. The house types range in height and size, but are predominantly terraced, which is appropriate to the surrounding context. Parking has been accommodated integral to the units to reduce its impact on the streetscene, which is of a high quality.

    Project team

    Latham Architects | Hawk & Dovetail | James Blake Associates

    Developer

    Hopkins Homes

    Completion Status

    Completed 2001

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Latham Architects

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  • Accordia

    Cambridge, CB28DL

    View Gallery Accordia

    Description

    Accordia, Cambridge was the first large residential development in the UK to receive the 2008 RIBA Stirling Prize. The brownfield site was transformed from formerly owned military land into high-density and high-quality housing for all, due to the inclusion of affordable housing, as well as the variety in house plans producing aesthetically different dwellings to create a quality environment to live in. The relationship between internal and external spaces generates a ‘outside-inside’ life for its residents, reinstating light and fresh air to high density housing projects. Accordia should be the benchmark for all new housing developments in the UK.

    Project team

    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios | Maccreanor Lavington | Alison Brooks Architects | Grant Associates

    Developer

    Countryside Properties

    Completion Status

    Completed 2008

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Journal | Node Urban Design

    Link | Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Link | Grant Associates

    Link | CABE

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  • Abode

    Great Kneighton, Cambridge, Uk

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    Description

    Abode at Great Kneighton is a large-scale housing development containing 450 sustainable new homes on the edge of Cambridge. Built on the former Clay Farm site, it is a key part of a major new housing and mixed use community by Countryside Properties.

    Project team

    Proctor & Matthews | Countryside Properties | Cambridge City Council

    Developer

    Countryside Properties

    Completion Status

    Complete

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Tags

    Housing,

    Further information

    Link | Countryside Properites

    Link | Proctor and Matthews

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  • Carrick a Rede footbridge

    Carrick a Rede footbridge

    View Gallery Carrick a Rede footbridge

    Description

    A 20m rope bridge 30 m (98ft) above the sea near Ballintoy in County Antrim. It is maintained by the National Trust and was originally put in by Salmon fishermen.

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Infrastructure

  • Crown Street

    Glasgow, G5 9XT

    View Gallery Crown Street

    Description

    Crown Street was the principal street of a six hectare sector of the Gorbals in Glasgow once occupied by the traditional tenement. The area was redeveloped in the 1960's but was unsuccessful. In the 1980's CZWG won a competition for replanning the area, employing traditional perimeter blocks but introducing oases of private communal gardens into the centre of urban blocks. Some 1200 new residential units were proposed in addition to commercial development.

    Project team

    CZWG

    Developer

    Crown Street regeneration project

    Completion Status

    1990

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | CZWG

    Link | CABE

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  • Broadclose, Bude, Cornwall

    Bude, Cornwall

    View Gallery Broadclose, Bude, Cornwall

    Description

    This unique housing project consists of a partnership between North Cornwall District Council, Westcountry Housing Association, The Guinness Trust and Midas Homes Ltd. The project provides 173 properties - of which two-thirds are affordable homes for rent, or controlled affordable sale with the remainder being open market private homes. With its high proportion of affordable homes and adherence to “green” principles, it is hoped that this scheme will become a regional exemplar of urban design, low energy architecture and sustainable development. The scheme, which is derived from a masterplan by ECD Architects, is a pioneering use of the HomeZone concept that provides a new approach to the road layouts.

    Project team

    ECD Architects | Trewin Design Partnership | North Cornwall District Council | Midas Homes

    Developer

    Guinness Trust & Westcountry Housing Association

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Trewin Design

    Link | Guinness Partnership

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  • Garscube Link

    Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4 9RQ

    View Gallery Garscube Link

    Description

    Rankin Fraser landscape architecture and 7N Architects have transformed an unsafe, unpleasant pedestrian underpass into a key link between the City Centre and the Speirs Lock area of the city. The Garscube Landscape Link was identified in the Speirs Lock masterplan as a vital component in encouraging investment into the area. Its continuous flowing surface creates a real sense of place and brings new life to area. Six metre high coloured aluminum ‘flowers’ draw the visitors through the space creating a link to Speirs Lock.

    Project team

    7N Architects | Rankin Fraser

    Developer

    Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership

    Completion Status

    2010-01-01

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | rankinfraser

    Link | 7N Architects

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  • Princesshay

    Exeter, Devon EX1 1EU

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    Description

    Princesshay is a major city centre retail development within Exeter’s Cathedral Quarter comprising over 60 units over 530,000sq ft of floorspace. It replaced a 1950s shopping precinct which had been built on a war damaged site close to the city’s cathedral. The centre, which was opened in 2007, was designed by a team comprised of three sets of architects and designers, led by the developer, Land Securities. The design development process included the formulation of design principles based on a sound understanding of the historic significance of the site and its context, which has come to bear in the quality of the completed scheme.

    Project team

    InSite Arts | Wilkinson Eyre Architects

    Developer

    Land Securities

    Subject

    Heritage

    Further information

    Link | Land Securities

    Link | InSite Arts

    Link | Wilkinson Eyre Architects

  • Giant’s Causeway visitor centre

    Bushmills

    View Gallery Giant’s Causeway visitor centre

    Description

    The Giant’s Causeway visitor centre provides a contemporary and highly contextually sensitive facility for visitors to the Antrim coastline’s most famous tourist attraction. Architects Heneghan Peng sought to ensure that the new building did not detract from the setting of the World Heritage Site by concealing it largely within a sloping grassy bank, which also acts to prevent views towards the car park. The building also utilises a series of basalt columns, which mimic those of the causeway itself in a restricted material palette which reflects the rugged drama of its setting.

    Project team

    Heneghan Peng

    Developer

    National Trust

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Leisure

    Further information

    Link | National Trust: Giant's Causeway

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  • Krishna Avanti Primary School

    Harrow, HA8 6ES

    View Gallery Krishna Avanti Primary School

    Description

    This school designed by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects in collaboration with the local Hindu community, the school has space for 210 pupils and features a temple, shrine and a meditation garden. The new building supports the academic, physical, social and spiritual development of children at the heart of the school's ethos. Carefully designed spaces indoors and out provide fun spaces for exploration, quiet spots for meditation and reflection, and social spaces to eat, learn and play in. The use of environmental features, such as rainfall recycling and allotments, has resulted in the school being awarded one of the highest environmental ratings of any primary school in Britain.

    Project team

    Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture | Amish Patel | New world timber frame | Prakash Patel

    Developer

    Nitesh Gor/I-Foundation

    Completion Status

    2009

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Tags

    Education

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture

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  • Quartermile

    Edinburgh

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    Description

    Old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary converted to residential flats. Some offices and cafes too.

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

  • Caltongate

    Edinburgh

    View Gallery Caltongate

    Description

    Major city centre redevelopment of prominent gap site within Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Planning approval for the scheme was originally granted in 2008 and has been extended for a mixed use development including hotels, a conference centre, residential and commercial development and more controversially including the demolition of two listed buildings. It is anticipated that work will commence on the site in autumn 2013.

    Developer

    Artisan Real Estate Management

    Completion Status

    Design stage

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Tags

    Mixed use

    Further information

    Link | Caltongate Masterplan

    Link | Artisan press release

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  • Poundbury

    Dorset, DT1 3WH

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    Description

    Poundbury is an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on Duchy of Cornwall land according to architectural principles advocated by The Prince of Wales. In 1989 His Royal Highness published the book ‘A Vision of Britain’ which set out his beliefs in certain principles of architecture and urban planning. These principles reflected some of the timeless ideas that have enabled many places around Britain to endure and thrive over the centuries. Begin in 1994 Poundbury is the living embodiment of these principles. It is a high density urban quarter of Dorchester which gives priority to people, rather than cars, and where commercial buildings are mixed with residential areas, shops and leisure facilities to create a walkable community. The result is an attractive and pleasing place, in keeping with the character of Dorchester, in which people live, work, shop and play. It is home to 2,000 people in different types of housing, including social housing, as well as providing employment for some 1,600 people and is a home to 140 businesses.

    Project team

    Leon Krier | Ben Pentreath & Associates

    Developer

    Duchy of Cornwall

    Completion Status

    Complete

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Duchy of Cornwall

    Link | Ben Pentreath & Associates

    Link | Prince of Wales

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  • Falkirk Wheel

    Falkirk

    View Gallery Falkirk Wheel

    Description

    The original concept of a wheel to act as a boat lift actually dates back to 19th Century Europe, but it was first seriously considered as a solution for Falkirk in 1994. Dundee Architects, Nicoll Russell Studios presented a Ferris Wheel type design that was used to secure Millennium Commission Funding for the Project. The Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal were restored by the ambitious £84.5m Millennium Link project. The Falkirk Wheel cost £17.5m to create. Until 1933 the two canals were linked by a set of 11 locks. Today, canal boats on the Forth and Clyde Canal are lifted up 35m (115ft) to the Union Canal. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Falkirk Wheel on 24 May 2002 during her Golden Jubilee celebrations. The Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal were restored by the ambitious £84.5m Millennium Link project. The Falkirk Wheel The unique shape of the structure is claimed to have been inspired by various sources, both manmade and natural, such as a Celtic double headed spear, a vast turning propeller of a Clydebank built ship, the ribcage of a whale or the spine of a fish. The canal network as a 'backbone' connecting Scotland, east to west seems appropriate and there is a true beauty in the repetitive sweeping shape of the aqueduct. The arches over the aqueduct also add to the drama of the structure, forming a complete circle with the reflection in the canal to extend the feeling of the tunnel. The fact the canal literally ends in mid air creates a thrilling sense of sailing off the edge in to the spectacular scenery of the horizon. The various parts of The Falkirk Wheel were actually constructed and assembled, like one giant Meccano set, at Butterley Engineering's Steelworks in Derbyshire. The unique structure is 115ft high - equivalent to eight double-decker buses - 115ft wide and 100ft long, and can lift a boat and water weighing 600 tonnes.

    Project team

    Nicoll Russell Studios

    Developer

    Millennium Link Project

    Completion Status

    Completed 2002

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Infrastructure

    Further information

    Link | Official Site

    Link | You Tube

    Link | Nicoll Russell Studios

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  • Granville New Homes

    Carlton Vale, South Kilburn

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    Description

    Granville New Homes was the first housing developed by the the London Borough of Brent in over 20 years. It was designed as a showcase development for the wider South Kilburn regeneration area and provides a range of housing units, a new building for a local children’s and community centre and a pocket park for the wider community. This is a surprising development which responds successfully to its conservation area context at the same time as delivering attractive homes and high quality open spaces. The scheme’s distinctly patterned facades offer a contemporary twist to traditional brickwork, yet careful attention to detail has ensured that it integrates seamlessly with the surrounding conservation area.

    Project team

    Levitt Bernstein Associates | The Glass-House Community Led Design

    Developer

    LB Brent | London Borough of Brent

    Completion Status

    2009

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Levitt Bernstein Associates

    Link | The Glass-House Community Led Design

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  • Portobello Square, London

    Bonchurch Road, London

    View Gallery Portobello Square, London

    Description

    Portobello Square is a large-scale one-off, award-winning regeneration project between Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove, an area famous for its eclectic style and diverse community. Recognised for its strong sustainability ethos and distinctive contemporary architecture, the development will comprise stylish apartments, town houses and mews houses as well as new shops, cafes and restaurants and a large communal park at its heart.

    Project team

    PRP Architects LLP | Ardmore | Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

    Developer

    Catalyst Housing Group

    Completion Status

    Ongoing

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Portobello Square

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  • Newhall

    Harlow, Essex, CM17 9JA

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    Description

    Newhall is an award winning new community-based project in Harlow, Essex. The neighborhood is home to approximately 6,000 inhabitants making this successful project also a very large one, as well as providing housing, social amenities such as a primary school, employment and great parkland to meet the needs of the residents in this sustainable community. Contemporary architecture has been used throughout Newhall, creating a strong sense of place through the regulatory quality of the masterplan. Studio | REAL have made great use of the public realm, generating flexible and functional spaces for residents.

    Project team

    studioREAL | Roger Evans Associates

    Developer

    Newhall Projects Limited

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | studio | REAL

    Link | Newhall Project

    Link | Roger Evans Associates

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  • Newbury Mews

    Newbury Mews, London, NW5

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    Description

    The site is a narrow mews, formerly 35 lock-up garages and workshops located between the busy Prince of Wales Road and the attractive St Leonard's Square in Kentish Town. The narrow width needed a innovative solution to overlooking and the angled facades of each house are designed to provide total privacy although the houses are only 3.6m face to face. A simple pallet of high quality materials creates a high quality urban space with very high density development.

    Project team

    Brooks Murray Architects | The Barttons Partnership

    Developer

    Lincoln Holdings

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Tags

    mews

    Further information

    Link | Brooks Murray Architects

  • Rolling Bridge

    S Wharf Rd, London W2

    View Gallery Rolling Bridge

    Description

    The Rolling Bridge is a type of curling movable bridge completed in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office & retail development project at Paddington Basin, London

    Project team

    Heatherwick

    Completion Status

    Completed 2004

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Infrastructure

    Further information

    Link | You Tube

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  • Kensington High Street

    London, W8 6SU

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    Description

    Kensington High Street public realm works is a superb example of how relatively minor changes can have major impacts on the pedestrian experience. Designed by Project Centre, the UK benchmark scheme removes excess clutter and simplifies pedestrian crossings, creating a simple and elegant streetscape for Kensington High Street.. Lord Rogers is quoted as saying "it is the first time I have seen such high quality in England, easily comparable to the best examples on the continent". The design objectives for the work was a move away from standard traffic engineering solutions to a more radical streetscape design which aimed to emphasise pedestrian priority and create a legible and easily accessible street. The scheme has successfully removed all unnecessary clutter from the street, coordinated the design and location of new street furniture, and defined the footway/carriageway boundary.

    Project team

    Project Centre | Woodhouse UK

    Developer

    Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    Completion Status

    July 2003

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Project Centre

    Link | CABE

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  • Armour Close

    Wellington Mews, London

    View Gallery Armour Close

    Description

    This site showed great challenges. In the shadow of Pentonville Prison, the 0.09 ha garages site was a buffer between the back gardens of existing local authority homes and Wellington Mews, the 6-storey Victorian prison officers’ block abutting it. Today, stand four outstanding houses which make the most of the small site in Islington.

    Project team

    HFI Architects | Mansell

    Developer

    Homes for Islington

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Housing Design Awards

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  • Diana Memorial Fountain

    Hyde Park, London

    View Gallery Diana Memorial Fountain

    Description

    According to the landscape designer Gustafson Porter the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain expresses the concept of 'Reaching Out – Letting In'. The fountain which is made out of 545 individual pieces of cornish granite has been integrated into the natural slope of the land in Hyde Park, using as a starting point the existing ground level around the canopies of the mature trees surrounding the site. The memorial stands out as a light-coloured ring in the landscape which contrasts with the surrounding meadow area and planting, and has an energy which radiates outwards while at the same time drawing people near. The total cost of the water feature was £3.6 million The fountain has specific features to create different water effects like a 'Chadar Cascade', a 'Swoosh', 'Stepped Cascade', 'Rock and Roll' and a still basin at the bottom which reflect the various qualities of the Princess' life. When it was first opened some concerns existed over the slipperiness of surfaces and potential for accidents. It was initially fenced off but after some remediation it s now fully open again.

    Project team

    Gustafson Porter

    Developer

    Department of Culture, Media and Sport | The Royal Parks

    Completion Status

    2004

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Gustafson Porter

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  • Arundel Square

    Arundel Square, London

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    Description

    Having decked over the railway, an extra acre of land was created. Half of this land has been added to Arundel Square Gardens, and on the remainder we have completed the square with a contemporary six-storey apartment building. Its layered façade has been designed to harmonise with its surroundings, taking its framed proportions from the brick pilasters and sash windows of the existing houses.

    Project team

    Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

    Developer

    United House Developments | Londonewcastle

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Pollard Thomas Edwards

    Link | Londonewcastle

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  • Granary Square

    London, N1C 4AA

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    Description

    Granary Square itself is a large, open area focusing towards the historic granary building. The space in front of the building is filled with hundreds of fountains, in four blocks, which orientate towards and take their form from the building. This relationship between the building and layout of the fountains gives the large open space gravity and a sense of scale. The fountains themselves are programmed with hundreds of patterns that dance in time with each other and create a mesmerising display, particularly when lit up at night. The square is grand, and the lighting, furniture and materials respond to this, the paving in particular; rather than typical squared or blocked paving systems, Townshend has used rectilinear paving which changes the axis, rhythm and dimensions of the space, which is a typical feature of his designs, from Brindleyplace through to More London and now King’s Cross.

    Project team

    Townshend Landscape Architects | The Fountain Workshop

    Developer

    King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership

    Completion Status

    2012-06-01

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Granary Square

    Link | Townshend Landscape Architects

    Journal | Node Urban Design

    Journal | Node Urban Design

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  • Melody Lane, London

    Melody Lane, London N5

    View Gallery Melody Lane, London

    Description

    Development of 14 new houses on the site of a former car repair garage. The houses are arranged around a new landscaped mews and have a variety of private gardens and terraces. Internally each of the houses is organised around a three story light shaft.

    Project team

    Julian Cowie Architects | London Wharf

    Developer

    London Wharf

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Tags

    mews

    Further information

    Link | Julian Cowie Architects

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  • Seven Dials

    WC2H 9LA

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    Description

    Seven Dials is a great piece of good urbanism in the centre of London on the edge of Covent Garden. It is not often you see people sitting in what effectively is a roundabout with seven radial routes spinning off. It is one of those spaces that break our current rules on traffic safety yet it works as a place. At the centre of the space is a sundial on the top of a large obelisk. Seven Dials was originally laid out by Thomas Neale, MP in the early 1690's, who cleverly laid out the area in a series of triangles to maximise the number of houses as rentals were charged per foot of frontage and not per square foot of interiors. The then fashion for squares would have meant far less houses and thus fewer frontages.

    Completion Status

    1690

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Public Space

  • Bennet's Courtyard, London

    Bennet's Courtyard, London

    View Gallery Bennet's Courtyard, London

    Description

    Bennet’s Courtyard contains 52 one - and two bedroom apartments and 164 sq m of commercial space. The brief from Merton Borough Council demanded a sensitive mixeduse development respecting the nearby Merton Priory and adjacent complex of listed 17th, 18th and 19th century industrial buildings. The new development consists of two long blocks. These “arms” encircle a central villa block whose timber-clad edge conceals the ground-floor car park. There is a communal roof garden above, which works not just for the new residents but also as a popular concession to those living opposite in Runnymede Close, as it maintains the landscape-dominated environment.

    Project team

    Feilden Clegg Bradley | Wates Construction

    Developer

    Countryside Properties

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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  • Boxpark

    Shoreditch, London, E1 6GY

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    Description

    BOXPARK based in the heart of East London is the world’s first pop-up mall. Created by Roger Wade, BOXPARK is a shopping centre made from stripped and refitted shipping containers producing ‘box shops’, cafes and galleries in Shoreditch. BOXPARK is a revolutionary escape from clone-town style highstreets, it’s uniqueness and quality design really break the mould. The various qualities of shipping containers allow BOXPARK to be moveable, hence the ‘pop-up’ nature this special place.

    Project team

    Roger Wade

    Developer

    Roger Wade

    Completion Status

    2011-12-10

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Further information

    Journal | Node Urban Design

    Link | Box Park

  • Claredale Street

    Claredale Street, London

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    Description

    Claredale Street, as one of the first phases of the regeneration programme was to be used as an exemplar, to demonstrate to the wider community THCH’s intent to deliver mixed, balanced, high quality housing and an improved neighbourhood. Overall the scheme provides for 77 new homes of mixed tenure, 40 of which are social rented family homes. These included several for larger families and also new homes for residents over the age of 60 moving from larger Council Homes.

    Project team

    Karakusevic Carson | Tower Hamlets Community Housing | Hill Partnership

    Developer

    Tower Hamlets Community Housing

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Karakusevic Carson

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  • Royal Road

    Royal Road, Lonodn

    View Gallery Royal Road

    Description

    Designed for Affinity Sutton by RIBA award-winning architects, Panter Hudspith, The Square, Royal Road, Kennington offers a contemporary collection of 96 apartments; 20 for shared ownership and 76 for affordable rent for local people.

    Project team

    Panter Hudspith Architects | Higgins Construction

    Developer

    Affinity Sutton

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Affinity Sutton

    Link | Panter Hudspith

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  • Olympic Park

    London, E20 2ST

    View Gallery Olympic Park

    Description

    Hargreaves - The London 2012 Olympic Park combines centuries of British park design with groundbreaking green technology to create a new type of park for the 21st Century. The plan restored a river and transformed former industrial land, much of it contaminated through years of industrial neglect to create 100 hectares of parklands that provided a celebratory setting for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the Legacy Park for generations to come. The Hargreaves Associates design, with local partners LDA Design, was inspired by the Victorian and post-war pleasure and festival gardens and creates sweeping lawns, a promenade, access to the river, ample seating and public spaces throughout the park that showcased live screens during the Games. In legacy the Olympic Park is a new green space for people and wildlife and will host sports facilities that will remain for public use beyond the Games.

    Project team

    AECOM | Allies and Morrison Architects | Hargreaves Associates | Nigel Dunnett

    Developer

    Olympic Delivery Authority

    Completion Status

    2012-07-01

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

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  • Mile End Park

    Mile End Park, Tower Hamlets

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    Description

    Mile End Park is a park located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is a linear park of some 32 hectares, and was created on industrial land devastated by World War II bombing. It integrates a wide green bridge to allow the park to flow across Mile End Road.

    Project team

    Mott McDonald

    Developer

    Tower Hamlets

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Tower Hamlets

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  • Osprey Quay

    Officers Field, Weymouth

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    Description

    This residential development consists of 77 contemporary and sustainable 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes each with access to private and shared open space. The homes provide a modern take on traditional family homes in a variety of terraced, semi and detached types and make good use of the locally sourced quality Portland stone. The development was leased to the 2012 Olympic Games to be used as accommodation for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Village until September 2012. The homes achieve level 4 of the Code for Sustainable homes, and are designed to deliver much needed family accommodation in Portland. They incorporate biomass district heating, wood pellet stoves and rainwater harvesting, as well as bicycle storage, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and high performance windows suitable to the coastal location. The site makes the most of the challenging topography and maximises views towards Chesil Beach and the National Sailing Centre in Portland.

    Project team

    HTA Design

    Developer

    ZeroC

    Completion Status

    2013

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | HTA Design

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  • Jubilee Park

    Canary Wharf, London

    View Gallery Jubilee Park

    Description

    Jubilee Park is a new public space designed by Jacques and Peter Wirtz on the site of an existing park in Canary Wharf. The park provides access to Jubilee Place underground shopping mall and establishing a peaceful green space for those working in the area, which is set to rise substantially in the coming years to over 100,000 people.

    Project team

    Peter Wirtz | Kym Jones

    Developer

    Canary Wharf Group PLC

    Completion Status

    2000

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Tags

    Urban Park

    Further information

    Link | Peter Witrz

    Link | Applied Landscape

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  • BedZED

    SM6 7DF

    View Gallery BedZED

    Description

    BedZED is the UK’s largest mixed use, carbon-neutral development. When it was built in 2002, it set new standards in sustainable building. BedZED comprises 82 affordable dwellings in a mixture of flats, maisonettes and town houses, and approximately 2500 m2 of workspace/ office, and is built on a brownfield site.

    Project team

    Bill Dunster

    Completion Status

    completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Zed Factory

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  • Greenwich Millenium Village

    London, SE10 0QR

    View Gallery Greenwich Millenium Village

    Description

    Part of Greenwich Millennium Village, Phase 2a includes a residential development that promotes and supports sustainable design ideas. The scheme is both inspiring and innovative in its design, construction and sustainability. Stepped housing profiles filter wind speed and exploit solar gain, and green corridors encourage walking and cycling, while spaces between buildings are determined by micro-climatic factors on this exposed site. Pre-fabricated construction techniques allow design and construction teams to achieve impressive reductions in pollution and energy use. Holistic definitions of sustainable development guarantee that more than physical aspects of the development are addressed, through community-based organisations like The Village Trust, which were initially funded by developer subsidies and are charged with management and maintenance of social and economic issues as well as physical ones.

    Project team

    Proctor Matthews | Erskine Tovatt | Robert Rummey

    Developer

    Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd (GMVL) | Countryside Properties | Taylor Woodrow Capital Development

    Completion Status

    Ongoing

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Tovatt Architects

    Link | Greenwich Millenium Village

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  • Barking Central

    London, IG11 7NB

    View Gallery Barking Central

    Description

    Barking Central is a major urban regeneration project which has had a transformative impact on Barking town centre in east London, through the creation of a new civic space surrounded by high quality new buildings around the existing town hall and library. The development was a public-private partnership between Redrow Regeneration and the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. It was designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and provides 518 flats, a library and learning centre, a hotel, a café, and shops, housed within seven new buildings, ranging from two to seven storeys and sharing a dynamic colour scheme. The new buildings are linked together by high quality public space.

    Project team

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | Buro Happold

    Developer

    Redrow Regeneration | London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

    Completion Status

    Completed 2010

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | CABE

    Link | Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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  • Thames Barrier Park

    Thames Barrier Park, London

    View Gallery Thames Barrier Park

    Description

    Thames Barrier Park is built on the site of former industrial chemical works. A publicly funded park, was seen as a good may to encourage new private development in the surroundings and the design took advantage of its location along the river. A main axis runs through the park at a diagonal to the rest of the site. With bold blocks of trees and excellent waves of parallel green hedges and seasonal interest planting in the 'Rainbow Garden'.

    Project team

    Patel Taylor | Arup | May Gurney

    Developer

    London Development Agency

    Completion Status

    Completed 2000

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Patel Taylor

    Link | CABE

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  • Buzzards Mouth Court, Barking Riverside

    Barking Riverside

    View Gallery Buzzards Mouth Court, Barking Riverside

    Description

    At 140 hectares, Barking Riverside is one of the UK’s largest residential regeneration schemes providing 10,800 homes in total. The energy-efficient houses in Buzzards Mouth Courts range from traditionally laid-out terraces to innovative, linear houses wrapping around an intimate garden.

    Project team

    Sheppard Robson | Bellway Homes

    Developer

    Barking Riverside | PPS | Homes & Communities Agency

    Completion Status

    Ongoing

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Sheppard Robson

    Link | Greater London Authority

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  • Cromer Seafront

    Cromer

    View Gallery Cromer Seafront

    Description

    Mott MacDonald was commissioned by North Norfolk District Council in 2003 to provide landscape design and engineering for the £1.2m Cromer Seafront Enhancement Programme, which was completed in May 2005. The promenade and pier in the seaside town of Cromer is an important public space within the town. The design creates a wave type form in the steps leading up to the pier. The materials enhances Cromer’s Victorian and Edwardian heritage while celebrating its close association with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), which has more than 200 years’ history in the town.

    Project team

    Mott MacDonald

    Developer

    North Norfolk District Council

    Completion Status

    2005

    Subject

    Landscape

    Use

    Public Space

    Further information

    Link | Mott MacDonald

    Link | Landscape Institute

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  • Hargood Close

    London Road, Colchester

    View Gallery Hargood Close

    Description

    Hargood Close was designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects, and is managed by Family Mosaic in partnership with the Housing Options Team at Colchester Borough Council. It represents a centre of excellence for the provision of temporary accommodation and support to homeless people, and has been extremely successful since opening earlier this year. One young resident told the chair of the awards panel “I’ve only lived here for two weeks … but it’s been the best two weeks of my life.” Hargood Close provides a mix of apartments (including studios and one and two bedroom dwellings) and family houses. The new accommodation is arranged around two landscaped courtyards which were inspired by the many fine examples of 19th Century almshouses that can be found in this part of Essex.

    Project team

    Proctor and Matthews | Colchester Borough Council | ISG Jackson

    Developer

    Family Mosaic

    Completion Status

    Completed

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

    Further information

    Link | Family Mosaic

    Link | Proctor and Matthews

  • Royal William Yard

    Plymouth

    View Gallery Royal William Yard

    Description

    Royal William Yard is a Plymouth landmark, hosting a unique collection of British naval buildings which together form the largest collection of grade I listed military buildings in Europe. The built form originally dates from 1825-31 and today provides a mixed-use development comprising office space, retail, residential development and leisure and cultural uses.

    Project team

    Ferguson Mann Architects | Gillespie Yunnie

    Developer

    Urban Splash

    Completion Status

    In progress

    Subject

    Heritage

    Use

    Mixed Use

    Further information

    Link | Urban Splash

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    Link | Ferguson Mann

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  • Gun Wharf

    Plymouth, PL1 4NY

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    Description

    Plymouth's Gun Wharf development was previously a run down post-war estate. The transformation has included modern housing that reflects the local identity of the area. It was designed by Lacey Hickie Caley Architects. Public meetings were held to hear local residents' views on the scheme, also involving Plymouth County Council, Devon and Cornwall Housing Association and the Regional Development Association. Existing residents were temporarily re-housed during the phased construction. The scheme manages to integrate a variety of housing types with mixed occupancy The innovative design uses a mixture of local materials including wooden cladding. It appears that overall, the development has been hugely successful in creating a sense of place. The mixed-use units vary from 1-bedroom flats to 3-4 bedroom town houses, and sit on a stepped terrace overlooking the River Tamar.

    Project team

    LHC | Plymouth City Council | Claire Foxford

    Developer

    Midas Homes Limited

    Completion Status

    2006

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

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    Link | CABE

    Link | LHC

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  • Eden Project

    Cornwall

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    Description

    The Eden Project is located on the site of a former clay pit in Cornwall. It endeavours to recognise our country’s heritage of plant exploration while simultaneously looking to the future. Key to The Eden Project’s success is the contrast between the structure of the building and its impressive landscape setting. The Eden Project has become a major visitor attraction. The strategy of replacing an almost uninhabitable clay pit with a new natural habitat is perhaps in principle the biggest environmental success of Eden Project. Situated in a 15-hectare landscaped site, it is an excellent example of successful place-making. The Eden Project has created its own unique culture comprising performance, educational and artistic spaces which extends far beyond the site itself. The Project currently employs around 600 permanent staff, 95% of whom were recruited locally and 75% of whom were previously unemployed.

    Project team

    Grimshaw Architects | Anthony Hunt and Associates | Land Use Consultants | MERO

    Developer

    The Eden Project Ltd

    Completion Status

    2000

    Subject

    Landscape

    Tags

    Biome

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  • East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton

    Sea Road, Littlehampton

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    Description

    The structure is made of quarter-inch thick mild steel. The architect Thomas Heatherwick said the building was designed to fit into the "raw beauty" of its surroundings. It moves away from normal conventions of seaside architecture. It has been designed to maximize views out to the sea and integrate shutters as part of the design to protect the large windows. The pavilion building is used as a café/ restaurant

    Project team

    Thomas Hetherwick

    Completion Status

    Completed 2007

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Leisure

    Tags

    Pavilion

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  • Horsted Park

    Horsted Way, Chatham, Kent, UK

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    Description

    The scheme is a mixed-use, mixed tenure scheme located next to Horsted Way and Fort Horsted (a Nineteenth Century military defense and Scheduled Ancient Monument), Chatham, Medway. Comprising 337 residential units alongside commercial space, the development will create a sustainable environment over 20 acres of land. The site is located two miles south of Chatham and Rochester town centres, and was previously occupied by Mid Kent College campus (now derelict). A proportion of the homes have been designated as Extra Care affordable housing for elderly people.

    Project team

    Proctor & Matthews | Countryside Properties

    Developer

    Countryside Properties

    Completion Status

    Ongoing

    Subject

    Urban Design

    Use

    Residential

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    Link | Proctor and Matthews

    Link | Countryside Properties

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    Rotterdam

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