Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pop-Up Shops – to test ideas: and for more than just retail

One of my local town centres has been awarded tax payers’ money to regenerate its High Street but I think it has struggled with the concept of ‘Pop-Up’ shops. It took ‘shop’ too literally and assumed it had to be … Continue reading

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House Building or harvesting rents: What policy to follow?

When are our politicians (of both sides) going to address one of the real issues around housing supply? If we go back to 1975 (which was about 10 years after the peak of house building in the UK), 80% of … Continue reading

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New Home Design

Seen recently in central London Good example of non-fussy design which fits without copying.

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Gravesend Car Park – a worthy rival to Preston Bus Station as an architectural icon?

Preston Bus Station has been in the news over the past few months. Preston City Council has wanted to knock it down, because it needs a lot of money spent on repairs and because some people hate the look of … Continue reading

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High Street Regeneration – blank frontages and empty buildings

Whilst in Gravesend at the weekend I came across two examples of something which Local Councils should do their best to stop – blank frontages on their High Streets. Local Authorities which know anything about Urban Design, and what makes … Continue reading

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