Placemaking field trip: Thamesmead

With two housing zones, a committed DLR extension, a Crossrail station, over £1bn of investment and a place within the GLA’s Thames Estuary Production Corridor, Thamesmead appears set to overturn its negative reputation linked to the perceived failures of post-war planning. Previous Future of London programmes have reviewed estate renewal and … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Poplar Riverside

As part of our project looking at the progress of London’s Housing Zones, we’ll be posting profiles of some of the zones to show what’s being done to speed up housing delivery in the Capital and to showcase some of the diverse approaches being taken in different areas. To find out more about this project or to get involved, email … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Thamesmead, Abbey Wood and Plumstead

As part of our project looking at the progress of London’s Housing Zones, we’ll be posting profiles of some of the zones to show what’s being done to speed up housing deliver in the Capital and showcase some of the diverse approaches being taken in different areas. To find out more about this project or to get involved, email … [Read more...]

Delivering Estate Renewal: Thamesmead site visit

On 5th March, Future of London visited Thamesmead and Abbey Wood with member organisation Peabody, to hear about estate renewal, Crossrail and Housing Zones in this large riverside area. Perhaps best known for featuring as the dystopic setting for A Clockwork Orange, Thamesmead is currently home to around 40,000 people. In fact, the area … [Read more...]

Field trip: Partnerships on the South Bank

On June 17th, Future of London explored how third-sector partnerships are helping to create vibrant and successful places along London’s South Bank. Our field trip brought together three organisations offering different models of how groups outside the public sector can promote social value: South Bank Employers’ Group, Better Bankside, and … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Peabody looks to include smaller firms

Future of London member Peabody have been shaking up housing procurement with their drive to involve more small firms in their new developments. In a move spearheaded by Development Director Claire Bennie, the housing association has been seeking alternatives to the restrictive OJEU procurement system, which it says can lock out innovative smaller … [Read more...]