Development

With growing population numbers and increased tourism post covid, how can we maintain access to public spaces and facilities for all in cities which are turning into a tourist destinations?  According to recent Census figures, the population in England and Wales has increased by 6%...

Shakespeare North Playhouse opening marks another milestone in Prescot's revivalPrescot is a small town in the borough of Knowsley located approximately 10 miles outside Liverpool. With a history focused on watch making and more recently as the former site of BICC Cables it has had...

Behind the scenes in the City's newest parkRecently we took part in a fascinating tour with The London Society of the City’s newest public park, Exchange Square with architecture, urban design and research studio DSDHA and landscape architects FFLO.Tucked away behind Bishopsgate – we weren't even...

The image shows an unchanged view of Liverpool over the years yet the city and this area has changed enormously. The view is not about looking back but in considering how the old and new work together. Particularly post-Covid it’s not all about reinvention and...

Can a place over-play their most well known asset? With some people still hesitant on booking holidays, Liverpool is proving a hit with my friends and there’s been a steady stream of visitors over the past few months. However, recently, a friend messaged (on the way) to...

UK Cities of Culture tripsThe UK City of Culture title is relatively new, with only two events having taken place so far. The first was Derry/Londonderry in 2013, a city I’ve visited, but not during their year of culture. In 2017, Hull had the accolade,...

PLACE is the new placemaking Virtual Property event for property leaders. We tuned in for the launch event and you can read a summary of the keynote below. This thought-provoking session explored whether there has been a shift within the property sector to delivering social value...

In 2019, Arup was commissioned to convene ‘The Future of Barking Town Centre Panel’, which was created to develop a vision for the future of the town centre in 2030. Whilst Barking is functioning well as a town centre, it is not fulfilling its potential. It...

Hawkins Brown, an international practice of architects, interior designers, urban designers and researchers invited The Assembly Line in last month to talk about ‘The role of markets and the changing high street’.The objective of the talk was for their team to learn more about the...

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the north west this year. I know the region well having grown up there and worked in Manchester early in my career. Now based in London, I have been used to returning for quick weekends to see...