CAPACITY STUDIES


Project: Housing Capacity Study of the Gants Hill Area

Project: Housing Capacity Study of the Gants Hill Area

HOUSING 

Location: Gants Hill, London, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN / HOUSING ]
[ 0516 ]

Housing capacity study of the Gants Hill roundabout/Tube station area. The study proposes an indicative master-plan to test and confirm proposed unit densities and massing. The study examines a number of issues in detail: access, car parking, circulation, amenity space, unit geometries; unit type mixes and architectural layout, tenure options, massing, and daylight penetration.


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CHARACTER + CAPACITY 

Location: Dacorum, Hertfordshire, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN / HOUSING ]
[ 0603 ]

A series of specially selected sites were tested across the Borough for their capacity to absorb further housing. Particular account was taken of the Dacorum Urban Design Assessment in order to determine appropriate massing and plot configurations for new development. The findings of the study are used to extrapolate estimates for housing capacity for the Borough as a whole.

Character Study:

Assessment of urban characteristics of Dacorum’s towns and villages to guide urban design policies in the Council’s new LDF. The assessment makes a rigorous analysis across an array of criteria ranging from heights, densities, and setbacks, to materials/textures and street-scape elements.

Urban Capacity Study:

A series of specially selected sites were tested across the Borough for their capacity to absorb further housing. Particular account was taken of the Dacorum Urban Design Assessment in order to determine appropriate massing and plot configurations for new development. The findings of the study were used to extrapolate estimates for housing capacity for the wider Borough. The project included training of Dacorum BC planning officers with the new recommendations.


URBAN BLOCK 

Location: Clapham, London, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN / MIXED USE / HOUSING ]
[ 0512 ]

Options analysis for development of the urban block fronting Clapham High Street containing Clapham Baths. As the site is surrounded by established residential streets, contains existing mixed uses, and engages two Conservation Areas, the development options proposed strike a complex balance between market expectations and planning constraints.


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HISTORIC PRECINCT

Location: Eastham, Newham, London, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN ]
[ 0611 ]

A development study for the historic Town Hall precinct in East Ham, London. The study area takes in a number of listed buildings over two city blocks, including the Town Hall, Old Technical College, Town Hall Annexe, and Old Gym.

Radically, the study proposes a new civic space parallel to Barking Road which works to group the historic buildings and focus new development. Indicative companion housing projects are also proposed. Whilst achieving required yields and meeting London Plan and Local Plan constraints, the proposed buildings maintain a dynamism and strong urban quality.

 


INNER CITY BLOCK

Location: London
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ HOUSING ]
[ 0601 ]

A mixed use building with small commercial at ground floor and residential to upper floors on an inner-city London site. A new ground plane of amenity space for residents is formed over the commercial parking in the central block area. Units are clustered in groups around cores and provided with generous private outdoor space.


ADAPTED MASTERPLAN

Location: Black Horse Lane, Waltham Forest, London, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN ]
[ 0615 ]

Alteration and further development of an existing masterplan. The study includes reconfiguring building heights and placements, calculation of dwelling unit types and densities, and resolution of parking and access configurations.


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RETENTION PLANNING

Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN / EDUCATIONAL / HOUSING ]
[ 0523 ]

Study addressing the development possibilities and technical problems raised by two major landslips in the sloping terrain of Cliffs Gardens at Southend-on-Sea. A public gallery and museum is proposed on one of the slip sites, taking advantage of the vigorous topography, garden setting, and extensive views.

 


FUTURE LOADING

Location: Leyton, Waltham Forest, London, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN ]
[ 0618 ]

Future loading on the transport infrastructure of this area of London was analysed in this study by desk modelling the housing capacities of available and upcoming sites in the surrounding catchment area.


REDEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES

Location: Cranbrook, Kent, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners

[ URBAN DESIGN ]
[ 0701 ]

A site study exploring options for redevelopment of an existing community facility. The study focuses on issues such as area and unit yields, parking, amenity, potential uses, plot distribution, and massing.


RESEARCH . CAPACITY

UNIVERSITAT D’ALACANT. LINEAR CITY PLAN. 1894. AVAILABLE AT: <HTTP://WWW.ALU.UA.ES/A/ARG18/WEB/ARTURO_SORIA.HTML>

UNIVERSITAT D’ALACANT. LINEAR CITY PLAN. 1894.

AVAILABLE AT: <HTTP://WWW.ALU.UA.ES/A/ARG18/WEB/ARTURO_SORIA.HTML>

COLLINS, G. THE LINEAR CITY. IN: LEWIS, D. ET AL., EDS., ARCHITECTS YEAR BOOK XI: THE PEDESTRIAN IN THE CITY. ELEK BOOKS, LONDON, P.204-217; 1965.

COLLINS, G. THE LINEAR CITY.
IN: LEWIS, D. ET AL., EDS., ARCHITECTS YEAR BOOK XI: THE
PEDESTRIAN IN THE CITY. ELEK BOOKS, LONDON, P.204-217;
1965.

UNEVEN TANGIER

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