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Case studies

Hundreds of examples of how high quality design affects our lives every day, with expert evaluations of what works and what doesn't in each case.

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  • Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet, Rotterdam

    Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet is a public activity park in a small town in the suburbs of Rotterdam. Community facilities were developed with local people and build on the existing character of the town.

  • Hamro Gaun eco-village, Nepal

    Hamro Gaun eco village is a children's home, day-care centre and vocational training facility, with social and environmental sustainability at its heart.

  • Broadwater Farm Children’s Centre, Tottenham

    Broadwater Farm Children’s Centre brings together a range of services and facilities for around one hundred pre-school children, their parents and carers.

  • Sheaf Square and Howard Street, Sheffield

    Sheffield’s ‘Gold Route’ is a series of streets and places running through the city centre from Sheffield station and to Devonshire Park in the west of the city.

  • Walworth Road, Southwark

    The redesign of Walworth Road transformed it from a traffic dominated thoroughfare into a vibrant place for local people.

  • London Road, Southampton

    The scheme aimed to radically change the way London Road was used to make it pedestrian friendly and improve the quality of its public realm.

  • Pedestrian Heart, Darlington

    Darlington Pedestrian Heart is an example of how appropriate public realm investment can enable a market town to transform not only its image, but also the quality of life for its people.

  • Maid Marian WayMaid Marian Way, Nottingham

    Voted by the public as one of Britain's worst streets in 2002, Nottingham's Maid Marian Way has since been transformed into a pedestrian-friendly area.

  • Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow

    Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow provides a unique learning environment for local children, and is the first voluntary aided Hindu school in Britain.

  • Shaping Salford Design Guide, Salford

    CABE helped Salford City Council to produce and adopt a design guide which is rooted in local character and promotes well-designed development in Salford.