Cabe reveals neighbourhood fund winners
The Cabe team at the Design Council has named 11 communities which will receive up to £9,500 in design support for projects promoting community design
The Design Your Neighbourhood programme aims to connect community groups with local design partners providing architecture, planning and urban design expertise.
The 11 community groups were chosen from 100 applications to the fund.
Projects were chosen which demonstrated a need for good design in the local area and which had community support to drive change.
Nahid Majid, director of the Cabe team said: ‘Supporting better design in communities is fundamental to our work at Cabe. The designs received for Design Your Neighbourhood demonstrate that in all sorts of places, people care about good design and are committed to making their areas better.’
Cabe will report on the progress of the projects between now and March 2013, when the programme completes.
The 11 Design Your Neighbourhood winning projects
The 165 Project, Newcastle
This project looks at the regeneration of a neglected housing estate in Newcastle through a partnership with Northern Architecture.
St Mary’s Road Community Project, Wakefield
A community sports foundation have teamed up with public realm specialists, Beam, to design a new community sports club.
Middleport Design Festival, Stoke-on-Trent
This project focuses on the organisation of a community design festival to create ideas for affordable housing and development.
Barne Barton Neighbourhood Plan, Plymouth
The local community group will work with Design Action to develop a neighbourhood plan which will improve the quality of life of residents living on a former naval estate.
Carterton Market Square, West Oxfordshire
This project will focus on the use of design to improve the town centre.
Foxhill Futures, Bath
The local community group will work to regenerate and masterplan an ex-MOD site to provide housing for the local community.
Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Led Design, Birmingham
Local residents will be working on plans for new affordable and self-build housing within Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Re-claiming and Re-making Redcliffe Way, Bristol
This project will look at developing a neighbourhood plan to re-make Redcliffe Way into a promenade of public space, green infrastructure and high-density development in inner-Bristol.
Alley Links, Tottenham Hale
Looking at alleys between Tottenham High Road and surrounding housing estates, this project will address the public realm in the area.
Wicken Road, Camridgeshire
The local community land trust will develop design proposals for affordable community owned homes and workspaces.
Outside the Box, Yorkshire
This project looks at engaging both the local community and adults with learning disibilities in the design of a new community café.
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