Public Realm-Led Inner City Regeneration

The steps in front of Granary Square, King's Cross
The steps in front of Granary Square, King's Cross

Robert Townshend CMLI, founder of Townshend Landscape Architects, is to give the second Jellicoe lecture in Birmingham on 17 October on the topic ‘From Brindleyplace to King’s Cross’.Established in 1988 by Robert Townshend, Townshend Landscape Architects specialises in designing landscape and public realm for inner city and urban locations.

Projects of note include More London, a mixed use development including the GLA offices on the south bank of the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, the design of the open spaces and infrastructure at Brindley Place in Birmingham which went on to win a Civic Trust Award for the quality of its open spaces, Kings Cross Central master plan for the 72 acre brownfield site to the north of Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations and Bishops Square, Spitalfields public realm and roof terraces.

The talk will focus on the regeneration projects at Brindleyplace in Birmingham and at King’s Cross in London. In both cases, high-quality public realm has been used to lead regeneration, and masterplans have been drawn up that have been tested rigorously and are flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances. Townshend will point up the similarities and differences between these two projects, both for developer Argent, that started nearly 15 years apart.

Reserve your place now. Booking website.




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