LSBU students visit regeneration siteStudents and staff from LSBU's Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies Department recently visited Myatts Field North urban regeneration site in Brixton
Myatts Field North is a major redevelopment involving the remodelling of the estate to create a more welcoming and greener environment.
With the agreements signed in May 2012, the project is the result of a close partnership between Lambeth Borough, Regenter, Notting Hill Housing Association, Higgins and E. On.
A novel element in the scheme is a community centre with a sloping green roof that residents will be able to walk on to from ground level.
Dr Michael Leary, course director of MA Planning, Policy and Practice and Neil Adams, course director of BA Urban and Environmental Planning led the group of MA students to discover for themselves how this regeneration project is progressing.
Ian, Anne-Marie and Polly of Higgins provided the students with valuable insight into the challenges and benefits of this large scale urban regeneration project.
"The students found the visit of great interest and the chance to see real urban regeneration on the ground was appreciated," says Michael.
"One thing did baffle the students though."
"The private housing is marketed as 'The Oval Quarter', even though it is a stone's throw from Brixton Town Centre. The name derives from the claim that the site is a quarter of a mile from the world famous Oval cricket ground, although our students are a tad more sceptical than the overseas investors."