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Good Practice Visit – Upton sustainable urban extension


16 September 2009         




Upton urban extension, Northampton



Target audience

Housing and design related professionals from across the West Midlands and all sectors. People working in housing growth areas may also find the visit interesting and useful.

The event itself

At Upton, an extension project is underway to extend Northampton in a way that demonstrates best practice in sustainable urban growth. This day will give you the chance to see design codes working in practice and how a high quality public realm can be achieved on a big project and still stick to design code principles. Several members of the design team will guide you around the development and explain some of the issues faced and the conditions which are leading to successful outcomes.

The day itself will showcase different ways of thinking about the delivery of high quality places through architecture and design. The programme for the day is;

  • Coach leaves Millennium Point, Birmingham at 9.00am
  • Refreshments and introductory presentation – Rosanna Law, EDAW
  • Extensive site tour of Upton urban extension
  • Buffet lunch
  • Focus on sustainable homes at Upton – Metropolitan Housing Partnership’s six homes, built to level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
  • Refreshments and keynote speaker
  • Coach arrives back in Birmingham for approx 6.15pm

How do you attend this event

To book your place on this exciting design visit please use the online booking facitlity on the RegenWM website. The visit will cost £60 plus VAT per person and they have just 20 places available so early booking is advisable.

Contact information

Please contact Sian Every at RegenWM on 0121 202 3260 or email sian.every@regenwm.org if you would like more information about the event or any other design visits in the upcoming months.

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