Project overviews

RUDI's project overview section will feature individual project data supported by a short description including facts, images, plans and drawings. Projects may be of any type: streets, housing estates, parks, squares, walkways, waterfronts – any part of the built environment in any part of the world as long as it references points of interest.

Click here for a 'quick link' to an alphabetical listing, by place name, of project overviews.

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New Cross Gate, London

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects won the competition to design a sustainable living quarter in London's New Cross Gate in February 2006. The New Deal for Communities New Cross Gate sponsored the design competition based on a brief to provide health, educational, community, creative and performing arts facilities together with a new public square and residential units. The project is one of the Mayor's 100 Public Spaces Programme

Urban design: A developmental approach from RMJM

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The role of urban designers is to establish a framework that will support the opportunities for future vitality within new or existing urban environments. Urban designers synthesise the social, environmental, and economic factors that form the basis of our cultural identity, in-order to provide vibrant and sustainable urban environments

Nathan Ward of RMJM outlines his approach to developing a sense of place

The Old Street Promenade of Light, London

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The stretch of pavement between Old Street roundabout and Bath Street is now known as the Old Street Promenade of Light. It is an award winning public space that offers a tree-lined, illuminated pedestrian promenade that can be enjoyed by everyone

St Pauls, Bristol

Bristol's tallest-ever building, an environmentally-friendly 40-storey tower development, could become the spectacular symbol of urban regeneration in the St Paul’s area of the city under new proposals being drawn up by RPS.

Manchester city centre regeneration (EDAW)


The EDAW Masterplan was announced as the winner of the International Design Competition back in November 1996. Supplementary Planning Guidance was then formally adopted to underpin the masterplan and to give a spatial definition and statutory basis to the vision, which was completed years later

The reconstruction programme for Manchester’s City Centre was guided by a strong vision of the kind of place local people would like to see emerge from the devastation caused by the bomb. That vision embodied in the masterplan builds strongly upon the aims and objectives of the ‘City Pride’ Prospectus and other strategic priorities of the City

Bristol, UK


Bristol is growing; by 2026 there are likely to be 30,000 more people living in the city. In the area surrounding Bristol (the former county of Avon), the population will increase by some 100,000. As a result of changes to the planning system in 2004, work has already begun on the Bristol Development Framework, which will guide the significant growth that will be occurring in Bristol over the next 20 years

Mastmaker Road, London

Mastmaker Road, London

The proposal consists of 190 homes with community areas. The homes will be a mixture of private, intermediate (shared ownership and key workers) and social rented homes within easy walking distance of a nearby DLR station. Larger, family sized homes are placed in the lower parts of the building and enjoy a direct relationship with external spaces. One and two bedroom flats are located at higher levels and are orientated to receive sunlight and benefit from high level winter gardens. Roofs are used where possible to create gardens, amenity spaces, wildlife habitats and solar farms

The Beacon

The Beacon

The Beacon is a 40 metre high Y-shaped structure, and is designed to be ‘planted’ along major roads and public spaces, reaching up to the stronger breezes above London’s buildings. Each Beacon supports five vertical ‘triple-helix’ wind turbines called quietrevolution, each five metres high and three metres diameter designed to achieve ultra-quiet operation and more efficient utilisation of urban winds

Heart of East Greenwich, London

Heart of East Greenwich, London

The heart of East Greenwich initiative is regenerating the site of the former Greenwich District Hospital and will deliver London’s first major carbon neutral development, setting a new benchmark in the creation of environmentally sustainable communities

Woolwich Civic Centre

Woolwich Civic Centre

This 20,500 m2 civic office forms the initial stage of a masterplan (submitted in parallel for outline planning consent by Collado Collins Architects) to regenerate an important town centre site in Woolwich. It will consolidate the council’s operations, creating a new civic quarter for Woolwich. The primary focus of the building is the delivery of public services and community facilities including a public library, local services centre, and community gallery