Co-producing the future South Bank? Meeting with Judith Blake

Following the South Bank workshop on 28 January, I had a chance to spend 40 minutes with Judith Blake on Friday 19 February. I put across the LSDG hope that we can make headway as LCC has suggested: both a framework for the whole area and some rapid action on elements that are unquestionably advantageous […]

An unusual large building

” … a playfully irreverent aesthetic is met by a deft capacity for architectural problem-solving, thoughtfully considering the unique challenges of each site.” See more pictures here.

Co-producing the future South Bank?

The City Council called together nearly 100 people for a South Bank workshop at Tetley on 28 January. Then there was a capacity crowd in the same venue on 2 February for an Insider Breakfast debate on the same theme. There is much appetite for getting cracking on reshaping this significant part of the city […]

South entrance to station open

Here’s the coverage in the YEP

Ruth Gorse Academy under construction

The £21 million new school building on Black Bull Street, Hunslet, will open in September 2016. See the latest newsletter from construction firm BAM

Chair Fest on Hunslet Road

Leeds City College students turned chairs into works of art one day in December. They created a temporary Urban Sculpture Park opposite the college.

Hunslet Stray

Hunslet Stray brochure 2014 – a proposal for a walking and cycling route from Leeds Bridge to the colleges on the South Bank. Hunslet-Stray-Low-Res (.pdf) This shows what an advantage it would be for pedestrians to be able to get across the river and straight down Hunslet Stray to the emerging ‘education quarter’ on Leeds […]

Sovereign Square Footbridge

Proposal for a footbridge to connect the Sovereign Square public space with the south side of the river. As part of the redevelopment of the south bank of the River Aire in Leeds city centre a new footbridge is proposed across the river to link Sovereign Square on the north bank to the area of […]

LSDG Guideline Principles

Our ways of working and the ideas behind the vision. Guiding principles (.doc)

Smart regeneration

Demos Helsinki & Nordic Smart Regeneration This new report is on ‘Smart cities’ – but not just technology. They talk of ‘bits and atoms’ coming together. There are case studies of ‘smartups’ experimenting in enterprise in new economic niches. There’s also scenario thinking and some examples of how the scenarios might play out in real places.