Westbury Estate Regeneration- Workshop 3

Reposted from westburyestate.co.uk


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Yesterday was the third workshop and training session for the Westbury Estate Regeneration project. The workshop was held in the Amesbury Tower TRA room and was attended by 17 residents and 1 ward councillor. In addition there were also 3 representatives from CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), one project manager and 2 BEE’s (Built Environment Experts) from which local residents will select one to be their advisor on the project. The CABE representatives have been appointed by Lambeth Council to be independent advisors for the residents of Westbury over the workshop and exhibition series.

Yesterday was the third workshop and training session for the Westbury Estate Regeneration project. The workshop was held in the Amesbury Tower TRA room and was attended by 17 residents and 1 ward councillor. In addition there were also 3 representative from CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), one project manager and 2 BEE’s (Built Environment Experts) from which local residents will select one to be their advisor on the project. The CABE representatives have been appointed by Lambeth Council to be independent advisors for the residents of Westbury over the workshop and exhibition series.

The first part of the workshop was spent introducing CABE representatives and they explained their role to residents and answered various queries that residents had. Following this was the training segment of the workshop where Metropolitan Works gave a recap of the last workshop, and introduced the topic of Landscape and Open space. The focus was on understanding the differences between:

Public Space (such as streets and car parks)
Private space (such as gardens)
Communal space (spaces that are shared spaces for residents only)
The second part of the training was led by Phil Jones, an expert in transport planning who talked about parking. Phil explained traffic data for Lambeth and then informed residents about efficient ways of laying out parking.

Following this there was a workshop session using models, and residents were asked to explore different layouts of public, private and communal spaces in Westbury, as well as exploring where and how parking would be provided.

Over the course of the workshop other residents decided to use the time to carry on further discussions with the BEE’s in order to better determine which advisor they would like to work with.

Next week we will distribute a newsletter with more detailed information about the Landscape and Open Space via email and through your doors. The next workshop will be on Thursday 17th September in the Amesbury Tower TRA Room from 18:30 – 20:30. We hope you can join us.

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