conservation and renewal
We were commissioned by The Spitalfields Trust to prepare an alternative Masterplan to the proposals from a commercial developer, which would involve demolition of 72% of buildings making up the Conservation Area of Norton Folgate. Our alternative proposal to restore Norton Folgate consists of new infill in-scale buildings, in a contemporary style that reflects and respects indigenous local styles. New contemporary additions to existing buildings improve, update and enhance them. Future development carried out incrementally on individual sites are part of the whole Norton Folgate ensemble of individual buildings with individual styles. The completed ensemble of buildings conserves and enriches the area with contemporary additions harmoniously integrated.
A video tour of the area by Architectural Historian and Local Resident Dan Cruickshank can be seen on Youtube.