Regeneration architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about regeneration architecture

Project • By GRID ArchitectsApartments

The Residence

The Residence is a mixed-tenure development of 505 homes set within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Opportunity Area. The site was former industrial land and Ponton Road, which sits next to a railway viaduct, once contained a train station and sidings. The developer, Bellway, split their land holding into two plots and GRID was appointed to design the eastern parcel for private tenure, while Maccreanor Lavington are the architects for the western parcel for affordable housing. © Jack Hobhouse The architectural treatments are however very different. The site is adjacent to the Nine Elms regeneration masterplan area and an understanding of the overriding design principles of the Allies and Morrison masterplan was essential in driving the bu... More

Project • By GRID ArchitectsResidential Landscape

Snow Hill Wharf

This development has regenerated an under-utilised, contaminated brownfield site, and brings life to the city’s ‘inner ring’ of former employment land. Once the centre of the world’s gun manufacturing industry, Birmingham’s Gun Quarter was identified as an area of opportunity following its 20th Century decline, when a large part was demolished by post-war town planners. The key site issues were the detached location from the city centre, a lack of public spaces, poor quality walking routes, and industrial warehouses with no active frontages. The canal shortcomings included poor lighting, towpath access, and buildings which turn their backs on the watercourse.  The site is located opposite St Chads, the cit... More

NewsNews • 3 Aug 2023

Studio Farris Architects’ Zottegem residential project integrates contemporary and historic architecture

Studio Farris Architects has completed a new residential project in Zottegem, a small city in East Flanders, Belgium. An urban redevelopment and regeneration scheme, it is located on the site of the former OLV Collegium, a 19th century building in Zottegem’s center. The project’s integration of contemporary and historic architecture reconnects this once abandoned site to the city’s urban fabric. Martino Pietropoli OLV Collegium, a former neo-Gothic school built in 1862, was a neglected building in Zottegem’s historic center and was damaged by a fire in 2012. Purchased by a developer in 2017, Studio Farris Architects was selected to design a masterplan for new homes and public underground parking. In line wi... More

NewsNews • 12 Jul 2023

Fletcher Priest Architects completes phase one of London’s historic Knightsbridge Estate regeneration

In London’s upmarket Knightsbridge district, Fletcher Priest Architects has completed the first phase of a regeneration of the historic Knightsbridge Estate, purchased in 2010 by The Olayan Group. This stage consists of the redevelopment of the estate’s northern end and incorporates a mix of retail, hospitality, offices, and apartments. Dirk Lindner Dirk Lindner The Knightsbridge Estate is described as a 3.5 acre “island site” located between Harvey Nichols and Harrods, two iconic London department stores. The large block of buildings is bounded by Brompton Road, Sloane Street, Basil Street, and Hans Crescent: a part of the Knightsbridge Conservation Area, the estate includes several listed buildin... More

NewsDetail • 18 May 2023

Detail: Red brick and vaulted ceilings scrum together in the International Rugby Experience

The International Rugby Experience is an ambitious cultural project by London-based Níall McLaughlin Architects, built to honor the worldwide game of rugby. Located in the Irish city of Limerick (considered “the spiritual home of rugby”), the project embodies the ability of sport and architecture to revitalize a community. Nick Kane Níall McLaughlin Architects places a firm emphasis on the inventive use of building materials, and on the importance of the relationship between a building and its surroundings. These factors were pertinent to the planning and development of the International Rugby Experience, a project that was constructed over five years and completed in 2022. From the exterior, the 7-story... More

Project • By Nissen Richards StudioShops

Watford High Street

Designs by Nissen Richards Studio for the redevelopment of a complex, central Watford site, encompassing a new, mixed-use scheme that includes 25 residential units and a commercial ground floor area, have now received planning permission. The project is for client 46 and 48-50 High Street Limited and includes the removal of two locally-listed buildings on Watford High Street.  Caption The new scheme is comprised of two blocks, connected at ground level, where there are retail units and a residential entrance, along with bike and bin stores. The two blocks are separated at the first – podium – level by a courtyard. The proposed massing was split into two to address the different conditions and scales of buildings facin... More

NewsNews • 1 Sep 2020

BAAQ' generate inclusive living spaces that make best use of Mexico City’s urban and architectural heritage

Mexico’s BAAQ' Architects recently completed the restoration and refurbishment of the Dr. Atl 285 Apartment complex in Mexico City.  The original structure was built in the late 1960s for industrial use and the restoration was carefully designed to preserve the cultural legacy and heritage of both the structure itself as well as the character and history of the local neighbourhood.  Credit: Arturo Arrieta The site is located in the Santa Maria la Ribera neighbourhood whose proximity to the city centre has led to increasing gentrification and population density. The area is now largely attracting young professionals seeking to live in proximity to economic and cultural hubs whilst simultaneously valuing community and so... More