Healthy New Town architect speaks at Future Cities Forum


We are delighted that Partner of Randall Thorp, Dick Longdin, will be speaking at 'Healthy Cities' October forum on his work for Northstowe, near Cambridge - one of the NHS demonstrator sites where new housing and health services are being constructed.

Ten thousand new homes, a new town centre, health facilities, up to eight new schools, places to work with associated green space are being built. Housing for an ageing population and treating people more locally within the community with walkable neighbourhoods. However, the site is also well connected beyond with new bus services are already being used by residents, running to the recenly opened Cambridge North Railway Station, ten minutes away.

Nick's work in landscape design has been praised over the years by CABE, Natural England and The Country Wildlife Trust. He has been instumental in developing new concepts of healthy living and exercise since 1993 when his design work for the Cambourne settlement in Cambridgeshire helped Randall Thorpe win two awards from the Landscape Institute - one on Cambourne Green Infrastructure for Taylor Wimpey and Bovis. Now ideas from the Cambourne development are being used in Northstowe.