Friday 4 July 2014

Ouseburn DIY Streets- Street Trial!

The DIY Streets team have been busy working on some design ideas for Stepney Road, Stepney Bank and Lime Street to improve pedestrian and cycle amenity in the Ouseburn. The Ouseburn Futures group manage this project, with lots of support from sustrans, Malings developer Igloo and local businesses xsite architecture, Roots And Wings and The Cycle Hub.

There is a street trial happening this Sunday as part of the Ouseburn festival consisting of temporary paint to the roadway to give an indication of the proposed interventions. Hopefully this will give everyone a good understanding of how the designs could work. There will be a further street trial for the one way street down Stepney Bank- stay tuned for further details on this.

Alongside the street trials DIY Streets will have a gazebo set up next to Seven Stories with presentation boards for the design- come on down and check it out. The designs are a work in progress so we would welcome any feedback you have on the proposals. Following the trials and community and business feedback, xsite will be working up final design proposals, to be delivered by the council by March 2015.

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Ainsley Street Student Accommodation

Ainsley Street Student Accommodation, now known as The Village @ The Viaduct is really starting to take shape. The scaffold is now down on Block 3- here's some initial (unwashed) glimpses of the finished product.