We were delighted Anne Suslak from the Herts Ad could join us on the 2nd of May.
The site visit started in bright sunshine but ended in a deluge of rain, but nothing could dampen our spirits.
Ann’s article and video can be seen here http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/oak-tree-gardens-development-underway-at-former-st-albans-museum-site-1-5512481
Vanessa our Chair features in the video and commented after seeing it, “It really is emotional for me to see the development come to life hence getting in a tangle about ceiling to roof height rather than floor to ceiling height!
So many people, community and professionals came together to create something special. When it’s finished it will not just be brand new homes - it’s got that sense of homeliness about it already. I could visualise myself here.
The message should go out loud and clear that if you work with communities early on in the design stage you get them on board. It’s well worth that effort to make them a part of what is going to be built.
It just shows the level of what you can achieve if you work together.”
For the Museum of St Albans Charrette in collaboration with St Albans City and District Council and ImaginePlaces in the Planning and Placemaking Awards Community led Placemaking category Look! achieved a Highly Commended Southern England 2016. http://www.lookstalbans.org/1/post/2016/07/-look-st-albans-success-in-planning-and-placemaking-awards.html
The architect was Simon Cove of Kirby Cove Architects. As always our thanks go to Morgan Sindall for facilitating the site visits.