Lower Ouseburn Valley
URBED were appointed by Carillion-igoo to develop a vision and masterplan for a number of sites in the Lower Ouseburn Valley. The scheme will be built in line with igloo’s award winning sustainable investment policy footprint®.
The Lower Ouseburn Valley is a melting pot of creative activity among the business, residential and visiting communities. As a creative cluster, the Ouseburn Valley is a destination for people passionate about the arts as practitioners and supporters. This unique location provides a break from the bustle of the nearby city centre, blending creative industry, rich heritage and green space. Also close to a large residential area, the Lower Ouseburn Valley offers a space in which to live, work, play and learn for all ages and interests. For the past 15 years regeneration activity has taken place within the Valley in an effort to continue development and address social issues. In line with the Lower Ouseburn Regeneration Strategy and the Lower Ouseburn Valley Consevation Area Character Statement, our aim is to aid the growth of an urban village that has evolved over time.
The masterplan looks at three sites: Lower Steenbergs Yard, Spillers Quay and Malmo Quay. Recognising that these sites should not be considered in isolation, our masterplanning process involved working with local stakeholders to develop an overall vision for the Lower Ouseburn Valley, thinking about the scale and type of development, the uses, the design and the feel and look of the place.