URBED have been appointed by Patrick Properties Ltd to help prepare a scheme to inform a future planning application on the the Former Hepworth Refractory site in Loxley Sheffield.  While the site is in the green belt the central part is occupied by a series of derelict factory  buildings together with a mill pond a large area of woodland and the former works bowls club that continues to operate. Sheffield City Council are not prepared to allocate the site but are willing to consider a planning application provided that the scheme is not a bog standard housing development.

A walk around the neighbourhood

Gleadless Valley is a vast social housing estate, which was built in the south of Sheffield in the late 1950s. The innovative and experimental design was celebrated at the time of construction, appearing in publications such as "Ten Years of Housing in Sheffield 1953-1963"  (The Housing Development Committee Sheffield; 1st edition (1962)). Older residents still remember bus-loads of visitors who would travel to Gleadless Valley to view the unique design, whilst proud locals referred to the Valley as ‘Little Switzerland’, due to its park-like hilly terrain. 

We're working with Carbon Co-op in this BEIS funded project to develop local supply chains for whole house retrofit across Greater Manchester. This is one of six pilot projects in England. It aims to develop localised capacity to deliver retrofit works and inform future government policy and approaches.


We're very pleased to announce that we are collaborating with Manchester School of Architecture to offer a PhD Scholarship on "Retrofitting Neighbo

URBED's Marianne Heaslip will be speaking at the AECB's 'Re-energise'

Electricity North West are running a series of workshops aimed at volunteers and employees in the community and local energy sectors.

Urban Scrawl

Grow your own Garden City. David Rudlin outlines the economic case for developing a city like Uxcester

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We are absolutely delighted to annouce that David and Nick's submission has won the 2014 Wolfson Prize.


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