Realigning a modern site with historic qualities lost through urbanisation and regeneration - bridging the gap between its past and present uses by utilising an historic site.



Anna graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2021 and started working for a year as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in Devon for CCA before starting her MArch at the University of Nottingham. She thoroughly enjoyed the personability of residential projects to be able to meet clients and delve into the details to provide the best design that fits the specific people’s needs. It’s most rewarding when clients can see, through visuals produced, what their home can be transformed into. 

Anna Langley, MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA PArt 2)




City Marsh Co-housing 

This co-housing scheme realigns the site with the historic qualities lost through urbanisation and regeneration. It bridges the gap between the past and present context by utilising the old historic grain of the site and follow the former street patterns found.

Taking precedent from Heatherwick’s vision for the Broadmarsh which inhabits the old concrete frame and fills it with creative activity – inspiring the use of a timber grid frame and providing a flexible living space for inhabitants to make their own.

This design opposes the previous slum housing idea of ‘one size fits all’ as the grid allows for temporary walls to be constructed between columns and panels or the façade to be changed where needed. By re-instating the former marshland found to the south of the historic wall that slices through the site, the biodiversity of Nottingham’s city centre is enriched and both public and the inhabitants can enjoy the journey through.  

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