Inspiring great place-making
The final phase of public realm landscape design for Bristol’s award-winning Harbourside development has been completed by landscape architect Grant Associates for developer Crest Nicholson.
The completion of the 15-year regeneration project comes as Bristol celebrates its status as European Green Capital in 2015 – an accolade awarded for the city’s outstanding commitment to sustainability, creativity, culture and innovation.
Bristol Harbourside is a…
Added by Lucy Empson on March 18, 2015 at 11:22 — No Comments
These are difficult times for publicly funded green infrastructure, particularly in terms of maintenance and most especially for anything that is dependent on cash-strapped local authority budgets. So there was a danger that a discussion on ‘green infrastructure in an age of austerity,’ the last of three to take place at during the London residency of the ‘Rethinking the Urban Landscape’ at The Building Centre, could have been a simple rehearsal of grievance.
But all the speakers,…
Added by Lucy Empson on February 20, 2015 at 13:35 — No Comments
Where can I find the designs?
You can see the five design proposals and…Continue
Added by Julie Witham on January 29, 2015 at 10:11 — No Comments
Residents, businesses and commuters are being invited to have their say on plans to replace the Temple Circus roundabout, close to Temple Meads station, with a new simplified road layout. The proposal aims to provide a more direct route for traffic with fewer traffic lights while creating a…Continue
Added by Julie Witham on January 20, 2015 at 9:58 — No Comments
Over the Christmas period one of the main eyesores in the Enterprise Zone was removed from Bristol Temple Meads. The metal structure bridging all platforms at the station was built in the 1970s to convey Royal Mail parcels from trains to the adjacent sorting office on Cattlemarket Road.
Since the closure of the sorting office in the 1990s this unsightly steel construction has been redundant. The removal of the bridge improves the visual setting of the Grade I Listed station and is a…Continue
Added by Peter Insole on January 19, 2015 at 15:01 — No Comments
An update of national advice and good practiceContinue
Added by Alison Bromilow on December 12, 2014 at 11:26 — No Comments
Many of you will already know about the sad passing of our colleague Stephen Hewitt. I've attached his orbituary from the Guardian.
For the last four years he worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol city council, influencing the city’s policies for the…Continue
Added by Julie Witham on November 6, 2014 at 11:07 — No Comments
The Landscape Institute have published new case studies making the case for well designed residential places.
Aimed at developers, the booklet highlights five ways in which landscape professionals can add value. These five principles are illustrated through five housing case studies where landscape has informed the location, layout and design of new developments to great effect.
Housing is high on the political agenda and population projections…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on October 14, 2014 at 13:18 — No Comments
A very interesting blog post on UBM's Future Cities site features our Know Your Place and Our Place projects as meaningful ways to enable public participation in place making and draws some interesting parallels.
Some of the comments on the blog post make for interesting reading particularly as they vear towards a common blurring of urban design and architecture. There is also an interesting comment about the risk of repeating the same mistakes by studying the old.
See what you…Continue
Added by Peter Insole on September 9, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments
Added by Vicky Welchman on September 8, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
The official opening of The Hub at Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze takes place on Saturday 6th September. The opening will be followed by the ‘Love Lockleaze’ Festival to celebrate all that is great in Lockleaze. This is a partnership between United Communities and the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust who will manage The Hub.
The new development project includes 28 affordable homes, a new community hub and space for local businesses. The community hub will include a hall available for…Continue
Forget about smart cities, Playable City ideas – like Bristol’s water slide or its temporary play streets – are a human response to the coldness and anonymity of the urban environment. This article from The Guardian highlights a number of interesting projects in Bristol and gives details of a forthcoming international conference on the Playable City to be held at the Watershed (10/11 September 2014)…Continue
Added by Julie Witham on September 4, 2014 at 20:11 — No Comments
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to design a new arena for Bristol.
The Bristol Arena project is a large indoor multipurpose arena, to be located on the former diesel depot site close to Temple Meads railway station in central Bristol. It is anticipated that the Arena will open in the summer of 2017.…Continue
Opportunities to shape the future of Bristol by taking a collaborative approach to building better lives in better places. See BCC Webpage for more details
The City Design group is an award winning multidisciplinary design team. We provide an urban design, public realm design, engineering design, historic environment,…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on July 25, 2014 at 13:28 — No Comments
Opportunities to shape the future of Bristol by taking a collaborative approach to building better lives in better places (see BCC Vacancy Webpage for more details)
The City Design group is an award winning multidisciplinary design team. We provide an urban design, public realm design, engineering design, historic…
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on July 25, 2014 at 13:26 — No Comments
Opportunities to shape the future of Bristol by taking a collaborative approach to building better lives in better places. See BCC Vacancy Webpage for more info.
The City Design group is an award winning multidisciplinary design team. We provide an urban design, public realm design, engineering design, historic environment, and…
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on July 25, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments
Opportunities to shape the future of Bristol by taking a collaborative approach to building better lives in better places - see the BCC Vacancies Webpage for more info.
The City Design group is an award winning multidisciplinary design team. We provide an urban design, public realm design, engineering design, historic environment, and public art service as part of the integrated…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on July 25, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
My understanding of what is proposed for the arena is based only on largely aerial visualisations, so please let me know if there is more - or contradictory - information available.
Based on these however it looks like the Diesel Depot site will be filled with buildings to "pay for" the…Continue
Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on July 4, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments
BRE to set sustainability standard for new homes
22 June 2014
Voluntary system comes in wake of government’s plan to axe Code for Sustainable Homes
BRE is to develop a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes following the government’s proposal to scrap the Code for Sustainable Homes.
It says the new standard will allow developers to…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on July 1, 2014 at 10:01 — No Comments
The recently completed improvements at the Downs play area are proving popular. Close to Clifton Suspension Bridge, its open every day.Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on June 19, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments