DK-CM, Create London and the New Economics Foundation led on the delivery of a substantial research study and investment plan, exploring how the industrial areas of the borough can be used to enrich the borough’s creative enterprises. The rivers’ industrial land is identified as having the capacity for intensification and reactivation as a public space, a key opportunity to support the burgeoning cultural and creative industries in the borough.
The final report took the form of two documents: an action plan, combined with a rigorous research study. The research study brought together detailed analysis of history and policy context, alongside a series of interviews with local creatives. Broad and diverse in nature, the conversations kick-started the project and set a firm basis from which the action plan evolved.
The action plan put forward a rigorous series of policy recommendations, including spatial and strategic projects, none of whcih are dependent on CEZ funding to be taken forward. The project involed collaboration with diverse individuals, organisations and creatives across Barking & Dagenham, and close collaboration with the BeFirst planning and regen teams.
- Client: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
- Value: £40k
- Dates: April – July 2018
- Collaborators: Create London, New Economics Foundation, Europa
- Status: Completed
A vision for the Grand Union Canal at Old Oak and Park Royal, capturing its existing qualities and setting out strategies for its improvement and preservation.
A supportive infrastructure for London’s delivery rider community which creates public realm benefits for all on the Inner Ring.
Place-specific design guidance developed in collaboration with village residents and using an innovative ‘fanzine’ approach.
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A strategy proposing impactful, socially-produced meanwhile use projects for Erith.
A masterplan for the expansion and consolidation of Harrow Arts Centre.
An ambitious Place Plan for a fascinating and challenging ‘plotland’ community on the Essex coast.
A crowdsourced video campaign getting to the heart of Outer London – #OLidentity
A collaboration with Thurrock Council and Emily Greeves Architects to develop new residential design guidance forming part of the council’s Local Plan.
Artists’ Arcadia is a strategy that places creative practice at the heart of the Thames Gateway’s plotland communities.
A proposal for an open, democratic, digital platform to support local businesses with online retail
A public realm strategy for Pudding Mill, one of the new neighbourhoods proposed around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
A speculative proposal for the public realm of Mayfair in collaboration with Pablo Bronstein.