Large Scale Urban Property Regeneration in London Short course

Overview

An iconic 1980’s photograph of a hard-hatted Margaret Thatcher operating a digger, documents the PM endorsing a multi-million pound resurrection of the decommissioned Battersea Power Station into the ‘world’s greatest theme park’, a project led by the, then, Alton Towers owner, John Broome. Along with other initiatives to follow, this was to be a victim of the vagaries of economics. Despite close proximity to Central London, lands bordering south of the Thames between Vauxhall and Chelsea bridges, including the power station itself, were destined to languish for several further decades, a hinterland of light industry and semidereliction.

In 2008, the US State Department reached agreement with developer Ballymore, for the acquisition of a site in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area within the borough of Wandsworth, for the establishment of a new Embassy. This proved the catalyst required to spur this stretch of the river, into what many now acknowledge as Europe’s biggest regeneration project. Pass through the area today and you face construction and renewal on all sides.

Course details

Structure

  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration:
  • Start and end dates:
  • Location: London

Cost

  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

What you'll experience

This course involves a walking tour of the London districts of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea.

On this short course you'll get:

  • an appreciation of the complexity of urban regeneration
  • an understanding of mixed use developments
  • an explanation of synergy provided by individual developments to other developments
  • the relevance of a sense of space and place in design

Teaching

You'll be taught by David Thompson, a former Magazine Art Editor and now London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and City of London Guide. David lectures in the History of English Architecture, both historic and contemporary.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

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