Planning Reforms: It’s Time To Think “Big”

by Matt Shillito, Director at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design I confess to initially feeling a little daunted, deep into the challenging summer of 2020, by the arrival of the Government’s plans to reform the planning system in England – “Planning for the Future”. The Prime Minister’s foreword promises “Radical reform unlike anything we have … Continue reading Planning Reforms: It’s Time To Think “Big”

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

A Virtual Holiday to Lyon

Neil McKenna, Planner at Tibbalds, gives us a virtual holiday with sounds from our 2018 annual study tour to Lyon. Back in September 2018, Tibbalds annual study tour was of Lyon and we wrote a blog piece as an initial reflection.  Given the current lockdown due to Coronavirus, we thought it was a good opportunity to … Continue reading A Virtual Holiday to Lyon

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

Tibbalds celebrates EO Day

Senan Seaton Kelly, EOT director at Tibbalds, reflects on our Employee Ownership journey and our bake sale to celebrate EO Day 2019. Today at Tibbalds, we are celebrating celebrates Employee Ownership Day, this year raising money for EOA’s 40th anniversary appeal Give a Healthy Smile. EO Day is the national celebration of employee ownership and a … Continue reading Tibbalds celebrates EO Day

What does the ownership effect mean at Tibbalds?

Hilary Satchwell a Tibbalds board director and EOT director reflects on taking part in the Ownership Effect Inquiry, with the results and report - The Ownership Dividend - published today by the Employee Ownership Association (the EOA). At Tibbalds we’ve been living and working with employee ownership for over 5 years and it’s had a … Continue reading What does the ownership effect mean at Tibbalds?

A Design Code for Healthier Living

Northstowe is a new town in Cambridgeshire, promoted by Gallagher and Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). It will be the home of around 25,000 people and is one of the NHS’s Healthy New Towns (HNT). The objectives of this programme are to go beyond existing good practice and develop new and creative approaches that offer … Continue reading A Design Code for Healthier Living

VeloCity: a new way to create places

Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford collectively make up the ‘Cambridge to Oxford connection’.  As one of the most economically successful parts of the country outside London, this corridor has the potential to support a further 700,000 jobs by 2050. In June this year, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) launched the Cambridge to Oxford Connection Ideas Competition, … Continue reading VeloCity: a new way to create places

Responding to terror – how do we balance open space and security?

The office atmosphere was extremely quiet on Monday morning. Everyone trying to take stock of what took place over the weekend; an attack in our city, but also an attack on our local neighbourhood, writes Sarah Jenkinson, associate at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Tibbalds’ office is a 10-minute walk from London Bridge and so … Continue reading Responding to terror – how do we balance open space and security?

The Scene – Walthamstow: Review

The Scene has arrived in Walthamstow in east London. The striking mixed-use development, designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards for developer Hill and housing association ISHA has delivered restaurants, a cinema and 121 new homes in the suburban town centre. These uses are wrapped up in a stunning six storey architectural landmark that flirts with the … Continue reading The Scene – Walthamstow: Review