Development

Recently, our director, Diane had the opportunity to embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London, also known as the Morden Mosque with The London Society and has shared details of her visit.This magnificent complex, hailed as one of the 'Top...

Earlier this month we headed to Coventry to attend the ReStitch Conference. Having launched in 2022 when the conference took place in London and Halifax, this year it was hosted in one location only, being Coventry.This year’s conference was billed as collaborative effort (in an...

In November, we headed to Sheffield for a tour with Place Collective UK to learn more about the changes taking place across the city.We started at Park Hill with a tour from developer Urban Splash. It’s been nearly 20 years since Urban Splash got involved...

Contesting Public Spaces: Social Lives of Urban Redevelopment in London. Ed Wall, Routledge (2022)Contesting Public Spaces considers public spaces in London - how it evolved, how it's used and how its context changes when large scale regeneration happen, often under a masterplan. Using three key...

Recently, we headed out to Thamesmead, London’s New Town. The part visited on the tour was in the borough of Bexley and the new Abbey Wood Elizabeth Line station has brought it much closer to central London. Billed as the ‘Town of Tomorrow’ when it was...

During the summer as meetings reduced we decided to use the quieter weeks to get out and about. Calling it meeting-free Fridays we managed to keep to it over five weeks during the summer, moving existing meetings to phone calls or keeping the day clear....

We recently visited Woolwich for the first time, an area with a long history and importance to London. A walk with The London Society explored the municipal architecture of the town centre, it took in all styles of architecture and streetscapes from Victorian and Georgian to art deco...

The Fabric District CIC is working to develop the area a few minutes walk away from Lime Street station in Liverpool. It is home to historic buildings, indie businesses with a growing hospitality and creative sector and an international food offer.Its neighbours include University of Liverpool, The...

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...