The term regeneration is much misused- it is not just another word for development. Regeneration brings local social and economic benefit to be derived from capital investment in our towns and cities. Achieving this in a humane and inclusive manner is our aim.
In 2004 Buschow Henley completed 16 Hoxton Square (London), the conversion of a Grade II listed disused London Board School to provide vocational training facilities centred on a new restaurant along with incubator units and a subsidized community gym. Currently we are working on security and environmental improvements to a post-war housing estate, Buckland Court (Hackney), with a mandate to educate, improve residents’ health, create cultural opportunities and deliver on sustainability. Both these projects have been funded by the ODPM’s New Deal programme.
L’Ouverture’s Trinity Buoy Wharf (London) provides an education base for a charity that works with schoolchildren and young adults and focuses on performance and the arts. We have investigated regeneration strategies on a far larger scale with schemes such as the Crescent Area, Salford and Yallops Yard, London.
Most recently Buschow Henley have been commissioned to develop an Arts/ Civic Centre for Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire- the centre is expected to act as a catalyst in the heart of the town for this deprived community.