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Lucy Musgrave has been appointed as a Mayor's Design Advocate

During an event at the London School of Economics on the evening of 10 July 2017, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched his Good Growth by Design programme and announced the architectural, design and built environment professionals who have been appointed as Design Advocates to help realise his vision.

Lucy is honoured to be selected alongside an exceptional group of distinguished professionals and design leaders to help support this exciting and much-needed programme over the coming months and years. 

The Good Growth by Design programme is focused on enhancing the design of buildings and neighbourhoods for all Londoners and ensuring that development across London is ‘high-quality, inclusive and sustainable.’

For more information visit: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-sets-out-his-vision-for-the-future-of-london

Date: 10 July 2017

Open Studio for LFA 2017 – Fieldwork

Publica invites you to join us for our Open Studio evening as part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture. This year we present Fieldwork - a showcase of recent surveys, sketches, drawings, maps, photographs, films and reports from our projects in London and abroad. 

Fieldwork: Publica’s team of urban designers, researchers, photographers, graphic designers and filmmakers use a wide variety of investigative mapping, drawing and documentation methods to illustrate and understand the process of urban change. Over the past seven years, Publica has studied over 70 London neighbourhoods and published over 100 reports that span local, district-wide and international scales. This neutral, evidence-based body of work includes issues related to the integration of new development, public space, civic amenity, air quality, greenery, infrastructure, housing and the creative industries. 

Please join us for a drink, meet the team and see some of our work! To RSVP click here.

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Date: Friday 23 June 2017

Location: Publica, 10–11 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DP ​

Posted in: Events, Studio
Date: 21 June 2017

Launch of ‘A future for the Oxford Street district’

Publica, working with Volterra and Gerald Eve, has completed a two year study and report on Oxford Street and the surrounding area, exploring how it can be transformed from a single shopping street into a varied, entertaining and well-connected district of distinct neighbourhoods. The newly launched report, ‘A future for the Oxford Street district’, and accompanying website, illustrates a bold aspiration for this area to become a vibrant centre for civic life and commerce with the world’s best retail and culture destination at its heart. 

Commissioned by New West End Company (NWEC), the report will be officially launched on 15 June 2017 at the 2017 London Real Estate Forum by Westminster City Council Leader, Councillor Nickie Aiken, Sue West, Director of Operations at Selfridges & Co., Transport Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, and Jace Tyrell NWEC CEO. 

‘A future for the Oxford Street district’ has been developed in response to the ambitious vision adopted by the West End Partnership for the wider West End and it also forms the basis for New West End Company’s response to the recent Westminster City Council and Transport for London consultation on the transformation of Oxford Street. The report is intended both to inspire and to demonstrate how the Oxford Street district can make a greater contribution to the success of the West End, and in doing so secure its future as a world-class shopping, cultural and commercial centre. Actions for delivering this future will include environmental and public realm upgrades to reduce traffic, improving air quality, and enhancing wayfinding and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists. A dynamic mix of uses across the district will also be sensitively established, together with a vibrant district-wide programme of cultural uses, activities and events that will reinvigorate the area and safeguard its future.    

 

Posted in: Projects, Recent News
Date: 15 June 2017

Launch of ‘A Year Through a Window’ at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Join us for the launch of our new short film 

 'A Year Through a Window', is a new short film by Publica's Film Unit, which will be screened as part of Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe events from 23-25 May 2017.

The film is a time-lapse study of the London Plane tree canopy, captured from Publica's unique vantage point over Clerkenwell Green. Visitors are invited to pause and look up, as the film will be projected out to the green from the window of Publica’s office. 

A reception to celebrate the launch will be held on the evening of Wednesday 24 May 2017. 

Reception: 24 May 2017, starting at 7pm

Playing: 23 – 25 May 2017, from 7pm – 11pm (on a loop)

Location: Publica, 10 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DP

Posted in: Events
Date: 23 May 2017

Realising the Oxford Street Vision

Lucy Musgrave has been invited to speak alongside Carl Weisbrod, Director of the New York City Planning at an event organised by the New West End Company, this week. The panel will discuss how a vision of a regenerated Oxford Street can be realised and the lessons that can be learned from New York. Other speakers include Cllr Robert Davis, Richard Dickinson and Peter Murray.

Posted in: Events
Author: Publica
Date: 6 July 2015

Bond Street breaking ground

Publica is delighted that the Bond Street public realm improvement works are breaking ground today, in a special event where funders and partners will be joined by the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe CBE. 

Publica were commissioned by New West End Company and Westminster City Council in 2015 to carry out a public realm study and have since been developing the concept design and working closely with engineers WSP throughout the detailed design process. We are delighted that the project, which presents a unique opportunity to deliver a timeless and elegant streetscape and quality civic setting to promenade, shop and do business will be realised. 
 

Posted in: Projects, Recent News
Date: 26 April 2017

MIPIM 14–17 March 2017

Lucy Musgrave has been invited by the New West End Company to speak at MIPIM - a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. 

– 14 March - Lucy will attend 'The Westminster Lunch', hosted by the Westminster Property Association and New West End Company, to discuss what London should be doing to maintain its standing as a global city. The event will also feature WPA Chairman and Director of Central London, The Crown Estate James Cooksey, Westminster City Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business Cllr Robert Davis, GLA Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe and Levy Senior Equity Partner Simon Tann. 

– 14 March - Lucy will speak at the 'New West End Dinner' about the plans for transformational change across Oxford Street. 

– 15 March - Lucy will be a panelist for a discussion on placemaking called 'Global Placemaking / Smart Cities Cracked', hosted by the Evening Gazette at the NLA Discussion Forum. 

– 15 March - During an evening reception called 'Welcome to the West End - Preparing for Crossrail 2018', Lucy will present alongside NWEC Chairman Sir Peter Rogers, GLA Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe, Westminster City Council Cllr Robert Davis, and Grosvenor Britain & Ireland Chief Executive Craig McWilliam on how the West End can contribute to London’s success. 

Date: 14 March 2017

The Big Debate

Lucy Musgrave was a featured panelist in 'The Big Debate' a lively event which brought together experts in policy and urban environments for discussion on the next London Plan. 

Lucy spoke on a panel with Ben Plowden, Loyd Grossman and Oliver Wainwright in a session focused on ‘How can we deliver better streets and public spaces?’ Throughout the event topics where hotly contested and the audience contributed through Q&As and live mobile voting. 

For more information or to see the full recording of the event click here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 6 February 2017

Is London still the cultural centre of architecture?

Alex Arestis participated in an architecture talk called ‘Dead Centre’, part of Twins Talks - a new series recently launched by Brighton University. The talks "explore difficult alliances, strange bedfellows and new relationships." The aim of the discussions is to "bring together very different people, organisations and ideas to explore differences as well as cultivate common ground."

On 26th January, Alex was “twined” with Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, Lee Ivett of Baxendale and Kate Goodwin of the Royal Academy to debate whether London is still the cultural centre of architecture or whether London’s financialisation is killing its culture. 

Alex defended London’s position as a cultural leader throughout a thought-provoking conversation. For more information click here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 3 February 2017

City of London: Strengthening resilience

Lucy Musgrave will be taking part in a panel discussion at the NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event taking place on 9 November 2016. The event will examine the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London, and will be attended by an audience of senior professionals from the built environment industry. 

The session Lucy will be included in will discuss ‘Placemaking in the City’ with a presentation from Sharon Ament (Director of the Museum of London) on the museum’s planned move to Smithfield beginning the disussion. Other members of the panel include: Emily Gee (Historic England); Simon Glynn (City of London); Stuart Adolph (Sydell Group) and Carlin Fier (Brookfied Property Partners).

Book tickets here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 4 November 2016

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