Social Value in South Acton

Public space at Acton Gardens

On 25 April, we visited South Acton to learn how Countryside Properties and L&Q are maximising social value in a major estate regeneration scheme.

Water Works: Thamesmead field trip

Constructed in the late 1960s on low-lying marshland criss-crossed by decommissioned military canals, Thamesmead was designed around water. Today, the estate’s 7km of canals and 32ha of lakes are an anchor for Thamesmead’s regeneration.

Overcoming barriers: Linking up Lewisham

field trip group in Catford

On 1 Aug, we visited Lewisham and Catford to learn how LB Lewisham is leading the way on transformative schemes to overcome major physical barriers, including removing a major roundabout and realigning the South Circular.

Overcoming physical barriers roundtable

physical barriers roundtable discussion

Major roads, railways, waterways and other infrastructure are integral for connectivity within London, but ironically risk causing local severance, dividing and cutting off communities. At our 19 July roundtable, senior cross-sector practitioners shared experiences of tackling physical barriers.

Smarter Cities: Royal Docks charrette

royal docks charrette discussion

At the final event in our Smarter Cities project, we invited participants to a charrette at the Crystal to develop ‘smart’ ideas for the Royal Docks, one of London’s largest development sites.