Water Works: Designing With Water workshop

Following our field trip to the Lower Lea Valley in May, which looked at how the CRT maintains, funds and manages uses along their sections of London’s waterways, FoL invited the CRT to facilitate a workshop exploring some of the challenges – and opportunities – that arise when designing with water.

Valuing Urban Waterways roundtable

waterways roundtable participants

Built environment practitioners recognise that urban waterways are valuable for wellbeing, local economies, ecology, transport and more. FoL’s roundtable asked what’s missing from current valuation processes and how to embed a more rounded concept of value in waterways-related projects.

Water Works field trip: Royal Docks

Royal Victoria Dock footbridge

Incorporating both docks and the Thames, development around the Royal Docks has many opportunities to make use of spaces on or near water. The Royal Docks Team outlined some of their ambitions during a recent field trip.

Water Works: Tower Pier to Tilbury field trip

View of the Thames and Tower Bridge

There’s boatloads of potential to use the Thames to move more people and goods. We explored options for delivery during a Tower Pier to Tilbury boat trip in June with the Port of London Authority, Port of Tilbury, and Thames Clippers.