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

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

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

Lessons from Zurich for a Londoner

Danielle Leigh, Tibbalds' Graphic Assistant, recently visited Zurich for the first time, and returned to her home city of London with some reflections on the differences between the two. by Danielle Leigh Zurich was never a place I had thought about visiting, but a friend of mine happened to be working there, and mentioned showing … Continue reading Lessons from Zurich for a Londoner

Tibbalds’ Annual Trip 2018 – Lyon

Tibbalds’ annual study tour this year visited the French city of Lyon. The third largest city in France, with a population of around 500k, Lyon was a textile city and the centre of the European silk industry. It is now a centre for banking, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and is also the gastronomic capital … Continue reading Tibbalds’ Annual Trip 2018 – Lyon

Wish You Were Here: Tibbalds Employee Travels

We're catching up with Tibbalds Director, Jennifer Ross, who is now a couple of months into her epic cycle down the West Coast of the United States.  From the border north of Seattle, she's made her way to Portland, Oregon and is now continuing south.  Jennifer regularly blogs on her own site and posts pictures … Continue reading Wish You Were Here: Tibbalds Employee Travels

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

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

In Focus: Cody Dock

Since 2011, Gasworks Dock Partnership has been working on the regeneration of Cody Dock in Newham. Located just off the River Lea, halfway between the River Thames and the Olympic Park, this long-forgotten dock has been transformed from an industrial dumping ground to a lively, sustainable community that has become a treasured, waterfront resource for … Continue reading In Focus: Cody Dock