Category Archives: Urban Practitioners

 

New Appointment: Future Shoreditch 2017

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners has recently been appointed by the London Borough of Hackney to help formulate a new planning strategy for Shoreditch. The practice will support the council’s development of an Area Action Plan (AAP) – Future Shoreditch – which will guide and manage development and investment in the neighbourhood. The work will set out a vision of what Shoreditch will look like in 2034.

Shoreditch is one of London’s most vibrant places and is a well established hotspot for the capital’s creative life with an international reputation as an urban trend-setter. Much of its success is owed to the flexibility and adaptability of its rich stock of historic buildings, which have been creatively used and adopted over the years. Tech, arts and fashion have all found a home in Shoreditch, and so have over 7,000 local residents – a number which is set to increase. The proposals being developed aim to preserve the unique character that have made Shoreditch so special while accommodating anticipated growth in the years and decades ahead, ensuring that the neighbourhood benefits from its city fringe location.

Future Shoreditch is being formulated in consultation with local traders, employers, employees, residents and visitors. The draft Plan is due to issued in the Summer of 2018.

New Work: Huyton Town Centre Masterplan SPD 2017

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners was appointed by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council to prepare a town centre masterplan for Huyton in a form that would be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document.

Huyton is one of three principal town centres in the Borough and acts as the administrative heart of Knowsley. The SPD Identifies a series of potential development plots and public realm improvements and in doing so outlines a vision for the centre up to 2030. Commercial property advice was provided by GL Hearn during the preparation of the SPD.

New Work: Barking and Dagenham Characterisation study 2017

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners were commissioned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to work on a characterisation study for the borough. Barking and Dagenham is poised for significant growth, with potential for 50,000 new homes and more than 20,000 new jobs. Such a significant scale of development will have a transformative effect on the borough, physically but also socially and economically. The purpose of the characterisation study is to ensure that future spatial strategies and masterplans are informed by a detailed understanding of the borough – an appreciation of the qualities that have helped to create successful places in the past and characteristics that may have prevented this.

The Characterisation study draws out the physical, social and functional character of the borough, and through consultation with local residents, sets out key recommendations for future development and investment.

CONSULTATION EVENT FOR BISHOP’S STORTFORD 2016

On Thursday 19th May the Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners team ran a consultation event for the Town Centre Framework project commissioned by East Herts Council. This project seeks the views of local people about their town centre. The team was in the town centre on market day collecting ideas from residents and visitors about how to improve the town. The team will be producing a fine version of the document in autumn.

LINCOLNSHIRE LAKES MASTERPLAN SHORTLISTED FOR A PLANNING AWARD 2015

Lincolnshire Lakes has been shortlisted for a Planning Award 2015 in the Permission of the Year Category. The awards are run by the Planning Magazine and Planning Resource.

The masterplan, prepared for the Lucent Group, outlines the development of two new villages and a commercial park on land between the River Trent and the western extent of Scunthorpe. The 250ha site will deliver up to 3,000 new homes and will play an instrumental role in delivering the wider Lincolnshire Lakes vision.

The winners will be announced Tuesday 17th November at the awards ceremony in London.

GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE VISION SHORTLISTED FOR A PLANNING AWARD 2015

Guildford Town Centre Vision has been shortlisted for a Planning Award 2015 in the Strategic Planning category. The awards are run by the Planning Magazine and Planning Resource.

The masterplan proposals would transform pedestrian connections between the town centre and rail station, reconnecting the historic town to the riverfront through the removal of the gyratory system. In addition the vision identifies space for new homes, jobs and shops and reveals the River Wey with new public spaces and cultural uses that address the waterfront.

The winners will be announced Tuesday 17th November at the awards ceremony in London.

CONSULTATION EVENTS FOR GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE MASTERPLAN

Guildford Borough Council launched the Guildford Town Centre Masterplan on Friday 2 October. The public will be able to view the proposals at a number of locations including the project shop at Swan Lane over the next 6 weeks.

The masterplan proposes a major community park for the River Wey.

The masterplan proposals transform pedestrian connections between the town centre and rail station; identifies space for new homes, jobs and shops; removes a gyratory system; and reveals the riverfront with new public spaces and cultural uses that address the water.

The consultation will inform the final version of the masterplan, and the Council will draw on the document for preparation of the Local Plan and more detail studies. Further details can be found at guildford.gov.uk/tcmp.

Please see the following link to the project

CONSULTATION EVENTS FOR VISIONING VAUXHALL

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October the Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners team ran consultation events for the Visioning Vauxhall project, commissioned by Lambeth Council. This project seeks the views from those who live, work and travel through Vauxhall on how the area could look and feel in the future. The exhibition included a series of images and plans to visualise the changes coming to Vauxhall, reflect the opinions expressed so far and to gather more suggestions on future improvements that people would like to see. The team will be producing a final version document in November.

For more information please see the following link to the Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners site

Croydon Town Centre Masterplan

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners Old Town Masterplan has been adopted by the Croydon Council.

The masterplan provides a strategic framework for future development and investment in Old Town, to improve the built environment for people living, working and shopping in the area through; preserving and enhancing Old Town’s historic character; improving movement in, out and around the area; supporting a growing community with new homes and amenities; and improving the public realm and green spaces.

North Weald Bassett

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners was commissioned by Epping Forest District Council to prepare a Masterplanning Study looking at potential for new homes, community facilities and employment space for the village over the next 20 years.