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David Hills appointed as High Streets Task Force ExpertDavid Hills has been appointed by the High Streets Task Force to aid communities and local government transform their high streets.As a Task Force ‘Expert’, David's appointment will help high streets evolve and respond to the impact of COVID-19.The High Streets Task Force is an alliance of placemaking experts that provides encouragement, tools and skills to help communities and local government transform their high streets. It is now providing support to local leaders in town centres and high streets in England.High Streets Task Force Experts advise on a range of issues, including planning, urban design, placemaking, landscape architecture, resilience, transport, valuation, asset management, investment, governance, data and analytics, place management and leadership.Once assigned, Experts also to help to prescribe Task Force support that best meets the needs of the places that they visit and advise, helping to tackle a range of issues that could be blocking the potential of the local high streets.Tags: David Hills High Street Task Force Expert Covid-19 placemaking town centres high streets planning urban design communities local governmentShare:
DSDHA’s radical redevelopment for the National Youth Theatre is granted planning approval
The National Youth Theatre is a vital part of Great Britain’s cultural infrastructure, boasting alumni of the likes of Daniel Craig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rosamund Pike, and our renovation will enable it to hugely increase its capacity to provide free and affordable opportunities through its award-winning social inclusion programmes that champion diversity and creativity.
A new pavilion in distinctive green glazed brick will provide a fully accessible entrance and welcoming front door from Holloway Road into the remodelled headquarters, where a new 200-seat studio ‘workshop’ theatre and new rehearsal and co-working spaces will allow them to double the number of young people coming into the building. Futures plans for a new Pocket Park, working in collaboration with the London Borough of Islington and the GLA, will bring much needed local and environmental benefits.
The project has received the largest funding grant of £2M from the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund and building work for the £4.45M redevelopment will commence in May, with the opening planned for Summer 2021.Share:
Central Somers Town Masterplan Wins Planning Award 2018Last night, at the Planning Awards ceremony, our Masterplan for Central Somers Town was recognised with an award for the Best Use of Publicly Owned Land in Placemaking.
Somers Town is one of the few substantial areas of publicly-owned land in Central London. The single ownership of the buildings and of the public realm around them, allowed the London Borough of Camden and our team to develop an ambitious place-making strategy, which uses a self-funding development framework to enable the delivery of a new primary school, community facilities, affordable homes and a world-class public park — worthy of the site’s significance — as well as a proportion of private housing.Share:
DSDHA Marylebone Lane Proposal Wins Planning PermissionDSDHA have won planning for a residential development for 21 apartments on Marylebone Lane, Westminster.Design seeks to build on the qualities of the area whilst providing a contemporary, sustainable building that engages with the public realm, and embodies high quality design and craftsmanship.Read more about the project here.Share: