20 May 2011

West Quay Development, Poole

                                The planning application for 440 new homes in six apartment blocks between the waterfront and West Quay road remains under consideration for planning approval. The plans have been under consideration for nearly a  year now (since 28 July 2010, […]

20 May 2011

Twin sails bridge viewing platform

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Great to watch the daily progress of the Twin Sails bridge. They have now installed a viewing platform (Echo Article here) . I expect ECA will be making regular lunch time trips to catch up with progress on the much anticipated bridge. Up until now development has been very difficult to view, only catching glimpses from the existing bridge or the […]

17 May 2011

ECA BLOG

  We blog about the built environment of Poole and the wider Dorset area, as well as issues affecting the disciplines of Architecture, Town Planning and Regeneration in the World today. As a multi-disciplined practice our interests lie in 3D design, contemporary green architecture, community planning and renewal. You can subscribe to our RSS feed […]

17 May 2011

Localism at work in Ashley Cross, Poole

Features incorporated into the revitalized Park at Ashley Cross Park appear to accurately reflect the needs of the local community, which include: • A Petanque court for customers of the adjacent café/bar, Le Bateau • A renovated fountain, popular with established residents • Sculptural play area, for the newer/younger residents of Ashley Cross • Grass […]

16 May 2011

Cant find a space to park?? Tower Park, Poole

Tower Park, an out-of-town entertainment complex between Bournemouth and Poole is being extended again (an extra 500 seats at the cinema are planned) but there appear to be no plans to extend the car park or provide better bus services. This does perplex me. As a planning consultant I have experienced the unrepentant thirst of local […]

29 Apr 2011

Boscombe Surf Reef

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  Poole Advertiser Today (28th April) again spurned Boscombe’s artificial surfing reef and surf pods project as a failure. Only 15 of the 43 surf pods have sold. But is this lack of market interest really a sign that this ambitious regeneration project has failed? OK, the artificial reef may not replicate the surf on […]