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Facelift for Plymouth

2015-11-27 09:00:00 +0000 by Miriam Heale

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Bernie Foulkes of LDA Design writes in the Architects Journal this week about how the practice is planning to remaster Plymouth’s famous postwar grid.

Plymouth was badly bombed in the Second World War and ambitious plans to rebuild it went sadly unrealised, manly due to post-war austerity.

Now in the 21st Century new plans are unfolding to regenerate Plymouth and create a city that people will "fall in love with" says Bernie Foulkes Director at LDA.

Surprisingly, despite its valuable place in Britain’s 20th-century town-planning history, the city centre is not a conservation area and, apart from the odd listed building, it has no formal protection.  It is therefore a relatively blank canvass on which to create a new and vibrant city centre.

LDA will hold a series of workshops over the next few weeks to test ideas and delivery. The city council owns most of the city centre and, of course, it also acts as the planning authority. If it can direct and attract investment in the right way, then Plymouth has a great future.

FInd out more on the Architects Journal website

 

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