Biodiversity By Design

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Mon, 03/01/2004
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  • Energy
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Guidance
  • Research
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Biodiversity by Design is a TCPA Sustainable Communities guide. Published in hard copy in 2004, and on-line in 2005, It aims to provide guidance on how to maximise the opportunities for biodiversity in the planning and design of sustainable communities. It also seeks to highlight the wider social, economic and environmental benefits of biodiversity and green spaces in urban areas.

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Werneth Freehold Masterplan

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Wed, 09/10/2003
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  • Consultation
  • Masterplanning
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Werneth Freehold was one of the first two neighbourhoods in Oldham to be considered under the Housing Market Renewal Programme. As part of the Oldham Beyond study the neighbourhood was therefore included as one of the detailed masterplans.

The area included 1,883 homes of which 1,300 were terraces and 300 were council properties. The area was predominantly owner occupied with a 50/50 Asian/white community. 

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Telford Millennium Community

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Wed, 06/18/2003
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  • Masterplanning
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East Ketley in Telford is the fourth of the Millennium Communities promoted by English Partnerships. URBED won the competition to develop the site with Taylor Woodrow and worked for two years on the masterplan with Lifschutz Davidson Associates and JRUD. The site is a moonscape of former mine workings but has been vacant for decades and therefore is also a haven for wildlife. The masterplan for a new neighbourhood of 800 homes was developed in close consultation with the local community including a week-long design charrette in a marquee on site.

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Re-inventing Radcliffe

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Sat, 01/04/2003
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  • Masterplanning
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In 2003 URBED together with King Sturge and TPP were appointed to work on a vision and development strategy for Inner Radcliffe. Radcliffe is a potentially very attractive market town in North Manchester. It sits in the dramatic valley of the Irwell and has a Metrolink Station which is only 15 minutes away from Manchester City Centre.

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Southall Gas Works

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Fri, 02/28/2003
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  • Masterplanning
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URBED were appointed as masterplanners for this 36 hectare site following a design competition in 2002. The masterplan was developed into a planning application submitted in July 2005. Unfortunately changes to regulations for development around gas holders following the fire at the Bunsfield Oil Refinery mean that the scheme is being reassessed. The URBED plan will therefore not be proceeding. It was however one of our largest and boldest plans and is reproduced here for the archive. 

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Developing A Photovoltaic Industry In The North West

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Mon, 02/03/2003
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  • Energy
  • Research
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URBED was commissioned by Renewables North West and the North West Development Agency to carry out a study looking at the potential for solar photovoltaic manufacturing in the North West. The NWDA's Regional Economic Strategy has established environmental technologies as a key theme for the region. The study was therefore commissioned to support Renewables North West in seeking to attract investment to the region. It was also used as justification for state aid to enable CIS's (Co-operative Insurance Society) 300 kWe solar facade (the largest in Europe) to go ahead.

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North West Remanufacturing Park

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Date: 
Fri, 01/03/2003
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  • Energy
  • Research
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Supported by the NWDA and Greater Manchester Waste Ltd, URBED and Sustainability North West teamed up during 2003-04 to work up a concept for, and test the feasibility of, establishing a recycling-based industrial park in the North West. Activities within the park could focus on the recycling of secondary materials into high value products, potentially consisting of over 250k sq ft of industrial space with the potential to create over 1,000 'green collar' jobs.

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Bury But Better

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Mon, 06/10/2002
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  • Masterplanning
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URBED has led a consultancy team including King Sturge and TPP to develop a vision and strategy for Bury town centre as part of the review of the Unitary Development Plan. This has since been used to guide the development pressure that Bury is experiencing.

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City of Villages

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Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2001
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  • Publication
  • Research
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London's suburbs cover almost two thirds of its area and provide homes for more than half its population. They are vital to its economic, social and environmental sustainability and contribute much to London's unique character as a city made up of a series of villages. This report was commissioned to assess the state of London's suburbs and to develop policies to secure their long-term future. In particular it asked: Are there London suburbs that are at risk of decline and if so why? Which suburban areas are thriving and why? How can suburban London become more sustainable?

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Cliveden Hospital Masterplan

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Date: 
Tue, 12/12/2000
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  • Masterplanning
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