CABE worked with local authorities and other organisations delivering regeneration in the Thames Gateway area through a variety of projects.
The Thames Gateway is the UK's largest regeneration area, stretching for 40 miles along the Thames Estuary from the London Docklands to Southend in Essex and Sheerness in Kent. However, in 2005, the Gateway lacked a clear and coherent vision for the future and studies showed a distinct economic gap between this area and the rest of the South-East of England.
If this area was to support London in becoming a sustainable city as well as holding its position in the global market, then investment in good design had to become a greater priority in the Thames Gateway.
A publication describing the character and identity of places in the Thames Gateway and the ideas that should be at the heart of policies for places.
Through its enabling programme, CABE has worked alongside other national and sub-national bodies raising aspirations and standards and building capacity within planning and delivery teams.
A formal commitment to good quality design, to enable the Thames Gateway to become a more sustainable place, as well as a great place to live.