The Design Council has given national prominence to the lessons learned from the Leathermarket CBS Kipling Garages scheme as part of its Community-led design and development programme.
The Leathermarket CBS/ Leathermarket JMB Case study is part of a Government-funded programme which shows how resident leadership and involvement, working in conjunction with landlord organisations, delivers much better homes for communities.
The Design Council concluded: “Where residents and landlords work together, new housing is more likely to meet the needs of the community and create a place that residents feel proud of. This means people want to stay in the neighbourhood and are more likely to look after it.”
The case study highlights how Leathermarket CBS and Leathermarket JMB, working with expert partners Bell Phillips Architects and igloo have gone about working with residents to bring forward the plans for the Kipling Esate garages site highlighting top tips for other organisations to learn from, together with solutions found and lessons learned.