Thamesmead…not just a clockwork orange…

Thamesmead is synonymous with Stanley Kubrick’s, “A Clockwork Orange,” and is often the first thing people associate with the area.  The cult classic paints a dark and dystopian picture of the area, but is this the reality? Tibbalds’ Engagement Manager, Claire Callow, aims to ditch her prejudices and look at the potential in Thamesmead to … Continue reading Thamesmead…not just a clockwork orange…

We Built this City on Rock ‘n’ Roll

Pondering the reasons why the world’s great songwriters have generally failed to grasp the lyrical opportunities of great urban design, Richard Crutchley – Associate at Tibbalds – reflects on the changing cityscapes and hopeless nostalgia found in an ancient Glaswegian long-player.  Between the anarchic and alcoholic study trip to Montpellier and the much more … Continue reading We Built this City on Rock ‘n’ Roll

What makes Tibbalds good at estate regeneration?

In recent years, estate regeneration has become an important part of the work at Tibbalds.  It's an ever-changing context and, with the challenges faced by Councils in London, the south-east and the rest of the country, the best ways to address necessary changes to housing is often the subject of political debate alongside discussion within … Continue reading What makes Tibbalds good at estate regeneration?

The Impact of Noise and Developments on Music Venues

Closed-down nightclub, Madame Jojos' in Soho, London. Image © Garry Knight Claire Callow is regularly departing the office for another live gig experience, and is well versed in many of London’s varied music venues. However, during her gigging life, so has seen well-loved venues disappear. There are many reasons for this, especially as our entertainment … Continue reading The Impact of Noise and Developments on Music Venues