The Role of Town Centres, Post C-19

With the current unprecedented events, Richard Crutchley – Associate at Tibbalds – reflects on how Covid-19 may effect our relationship with Town Centres. The world is going through extraordinary times.  With the spread of Covid-19 across the developed world, and lockdown imposed in many countries, our perceptions of what constitutes our ‘normal’ lives have been … Continue reading The Role of Town Centres, Post C-19

Reflecting on our Annual Study Trip – Cambridge 2019

Darren Smith, Studio & Marketing Manager at Tibbalds, reflects on our annual study trip to Cambridge in 2019. Each year, usually in September, Tibbalds invites all its staff on a social study trip. The trip provides an informal space for members of staff to socialise outside of the office while learning about the urban design, town … Continue reading Reflecting on our Annual Study Trip – Cambridge 2019

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

Work Experience at Tibbalds

Last month, we welcomed Uzor Onichabor as part of our work experience programme at Tibbalds. Uzor talks about his expectations at the start of the week, and how the experience has been for him. by Uzor Onichabor. Hello, My name is Uzor. As a Sixth Former at Harris Academy, Purley, studying Art, Maths and Economics … Continue reading Work Experience at Tibbalds

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

Neither bank nor trendy wine bar

Tibbalds Senior Planner Adam Price considers a key change to our high streets and what we should do about it. By Adam Price We’re facing unprecedented change in the high street at the moment. This is widely considered to be part of a shift in people’s shopping habits from physical stores to online retailers, predominantly … Continue reading Neither bank nor trendy wine bar

Working with People and Places

Ella Stone has been working as an intern and a freelancer / design assistant within Tibbalds for almost five months and has been involved in some of the projects that Tibbalds has been involved with. Ella has primarily been engaged on the South Lambeth Estate, a regeneration project that Tibbalds are involved in, and she … Continue reading Working with People and Places

Design and the New NPPF

Meme artists at work on the new NPPF.    The final version of the new NPPF was published last week with, perhaps, less fanfare than the original 'planning reboot' attracted in 2012. Nevertheless, there are interesting revisions in respect of the treatment and role of design in planning and decision-making. Matt Shillito, Director at Tibbalds, … Continue reading Design and the New NPPF

Jennifer Ross: looking forward, looking back

Previously, the Tibbalds blog featured the newest recruit to the Tibbalds’ team and reported on his first week at work. This week Jennifer Ross, one of the founding directors of the practice is departing on a four month sabbatical to cycle the west coast of America. Before flying across the Atlantic to start her journey she … Continue reading Jennifer Ross: looking forward, looking back

It’s Time to Overhaul the Use Classes Order

Jennifer Ross, Director at Tibbalds, makes the case for revisiting the Use Classes Order at a time when the pace of change in the way we live, work and play within our cities shows no sign of slowing down. Cast your mind back to 1987. The Channel Tunnel was given the go-ahead and the pop … Continue reading It’s Time to Overhaul the Use Classes Order