The Forge

Richard Crutchley and Maria Hadjinicolaou, Associates at Tibbalds, review the Forge residential scheme on a former bus garage site in east London and how it creates an attractive and legible environment. Hidden behind the vibrant Green Street in Newham in east London, lies the Forge development on the site of a former bus garage, which … Continue reading The Forge

Use of industrial and railway land

Evelyn Wong, Senior Urban Designer at Tibbalds, and Lucy Large, Urban Design Assistant at Tibbalds, visited The Pavillions - a recent, award-winning scheme off the Caledonian Road in Islington. Here, they give their thoughts on the scheme, which may provide lessons for similar sites constrained by railways and conservation requirements The Pavilions, 351 Caledonian Road … Continue reading Use of industrial and railway land

Review: District regeneration

Public space offers a great community facility, but apartment blocks lack distinctive features The Alto Apartments scheme in London's Wembley Park is centred around attractive, generous public space, but its blocks have a sober feel, find Amanda Chan and Cezar Petcu. Wembley Park’s vibrancy has been experienced by sports fans and concertgoers to its world … Continue reading Review: District regeneration

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…

New communities – how is Harlow’s Newhall holding up?

"The quality achieved to date represents an impressive advance for UK residential street design, and deserves the attention and accolades attracted so far".  So said the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment in the late noughties, typical of the plaudits Newhall in Harlow, Essex, received in the early years of its comprehensive development under … Continue reading New communities – how is Harlow’s Newhall holding up?