Toxteth Food Central nears completion

As Squash Nutrition celebrate their 10th birthday, Toxteth Food Central nears completion on Windsor Street. As part of their birthday celebrations the building was opened up to the public for a very well attended Winter Get-Together.

Squash Nutrition will be moving in to the office space of Toxteth Food Central in mid-December, with completion of the building scheduled for soon after.

Brilliant Bingham: Town Centre Vision Masterplan

URBED have been appointed to work on a Town Centre Masterplan for Bingham: an expanding market town in the borough of Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire. The town currently hosts a population of approximately 9000, whilst proposed housing developments to the north of the settlement could accomodate up to 1050 new dwellings within the next decade.

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Pressure Squared: Gillette Square in Dalston

Wednesday 29th November, 2017

In an article in BD online, David Rudlin writes about Gillette Square in Dalston, a public space that a couple of years ago had been shortlisted for one of the Academy of Urbanism's Awards. An excerpt from the article is below, and subscribers to BD can access the full article via the link on the right. 


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Academy of Urbanism journal: issue 10

Wednesday 29th November, 2017

In the latest edition of Here & Now, the Academy of Urbanism's journal, Dr Nicholas Falk of the URBED Trust has two features. Follow the link on the right to read the journal. 


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Principles of Retrofit

We held the first Principles of Retrofit training on the 25th November at URBED. Here are some pictures of our learners in action:

Arrival City Studio news

Monday 20th November, 2017

We would like to wish Hannah Pether all the best on her nomination for the RIBA Sliver Medal 2017. Hannah was part of the Arrival City Studio led by John at Sheffield School of Architecture and built on URBEDs involvement with the ASRM 2015.

You can view her project entry: The Threshold: Home of Many Worlds

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URBAN Emergence Manifesto

Thursday 16th November, 2017

We do get up to some intriguing stuff here at URBED. Back in September of 2016 David Rudlin attended The International Spatial Development Forum in Saint Petersburg. During his time at the forum he and a number of other participants were inspired to write a manifesto (when in Rome and all that). The manifesto has now been published in the Journal of Biourbansim and is reproduced here for your enjoyment:

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Young Planners Conference

Friday 3rd November, 2017

This year the RTPI Young Planners conference is being hosted and organised by the North West Young Planners which includes our very own Sangeetha Banner on the organising committee. Spread over two days and with a base at the Museum of Science and Industry, the conference is exploring 'Healthy, Happy Places and People: Planning for Well-being'.

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Community Energy Awards

Friday 3rd November, 2017

My Home Energy Planner, an URBED project in collaboration with Carbon Coop, was 'Highly Commended' at the Community Energy Awards on Wednesday night at City Hall in London. 

Carbon Co-op and URBED developed My Home Energy Planner as a simple, replicable service that enables householders to plan and make retrofit decisions about their home. Driven by a modular, open source tool it is being replicated by other community energy groups. This tool is financially sustainable, replicable and proven to be effective.

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User Workshop

Following further design development of the LGBT+ Centre proposal, URBED and the Proud Trust recently organised a workshop with one of the user groups to discuss the updated design. Users were encouraged to discuss the revised plans and elevations, annotating and sticking emojis on the drawings and potential cladding samples in the process.