With Homebaked: Designing

A Saturday afternoon here, spent as a member of Homebaked Community Land Trust looking for inspiration, as we now near the end of our first, year long phase, doing the basic design of the new building that will eventually rise next to the Homebaked Community Bakery.This is a day of two architects, both at the […]

The Great Street?

Cairns Street in Granby selected for possible ‘Great Street’ award. Unless you’ve been living under a stone or, even worse, not reading my blog posts, you’ll know that Assemble, the Granby 4 Streets architects have been nominated for the Turner Prize for their work with us. What might have escaped your notice is that we’ve also […]

Now With Added Bollards!

The Bollards of Liverpool 8: Part Two The day dawns sunny, unlike the deluges of yesterday’s post and it’s nearly time to set out on Part Two of our weather interrupted tour of Liverpool 8’s bollards. This one walking through Lodge Lane to Granby and Canning. Before we do, a couple of clarifications in response […]

The Bollards of Liverpool 8

Yes, it sounds like a learned historical essay such as ‘The Lollards of Pre-Reformation England’ doesn’t it? But it isn’t. Part One here of a two part quest to find out why Liverpool 8 has so many bollards. The other day someone contacted me through my friend Marianne who’s an architect, and asked me this intriguing question: “Why […]

Of the people, by the people: The Community Land Trusts

A day containing both of Liverpool’s Community Land Trust’s is always a good day for me. A day of actually seeing the people of a place take a formal and active role in designing and creating the future of their place. This was such a day for me. First to Granby then, where I call […]

Homebaked in Anfield: The Community Land Trust

Community Land Trusts are more than a bit of a thing for me at the moment. Granby 4 Streets last week and every week. And now here we are in Homebaked in Anfield. You can’t possibly have been around this blog for long without knowing of my respect and admiration for the people of Anfield […]