CABE Urges Rethink on Regeneration Plans in Britian

18 August 2009 (Last Updated August 18th, 2009 18:30)

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has called on architectural firms to redesign key parts of a £200m plan to regenerate Dartford in Greater London. The Lowfield Street plan has been designed by firms including BDP, Page & Park, Make and Allies & M

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has called on architectural firms to redesign key parts of a £200m plan to regenerate Dartford in Greater London.

The Lowfield Street plan has been designed by firms including BDP, Page & Park, Make and Allies & Morrison and involves the regeneration of 9,000 homes, shops and offices

In its report, CABE welcomed the badly needed regeneration in addition to the 'creative, design-led' solutions for the site, which is being developed by supermarket giant Tesco and St James's Investments.

However, the group raised serious concerns that the individual elements did not work well together, asking for one section be completely rethought.