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

Lightmoor: 22 years in the making

Sue Rowlands, director at Tibbalds, reflects on her role working on the Lightmoor project 22 years later... As a newly promoted Associate at Tibbalds in 1997, the feasibility study for a ‘new Bournville’ for the Bournville Village Trust (BVT) at Lightmoor, Telford was my first successful tender.  The then project director Andy Karski described it as … Continue reading Lightmoor: 22 years in the making

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

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?

Review: Redeveloping a London housing estate

The Spring development that replaces part of the old Stonebridge Park estate fits well into its location and opens safe routes across the neighbourhood, find Julia Beyer and Ed Arthur. The Spring development has arisen out of the urban fabric of the 1960s Stonebridge Park housing estate in north west London, connecting seamlessly with the … Continue reading Review: Redeveloping a London housing estate

Design Codes as a tool for delivery

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design has recently been appointed by the HCA to develop Design Codes for Phase 2 of the Northstowe development near Cambridge. The Design Code will build on information contained in the outline application and deliver a comprehensive guide that will determine the aesthetic of the second phase of development, including street … Continue reading Design Codes as a tool for delivery