Addressing deprivation through a cultivation programme that encourages outdoor activity.



Lucy graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2021 and worked for rg+p on her year out, before returning to the University for her Part II studies. Lucy is particularly interested in social architecture and design, that promotes social cohesion, engagement and fosters a sense of community amongst diverse groups of people.    

Lucy Brice, MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)




Cultivating Radford

Cultivation; the process of trying to acquire or develop a quality or skill; refinement and good education.

‘Cultivating Radford’ addresses the detrimental quality of life that many children in Radford experience, whether this is education deprivation, food or childcare insecurity. In the scheme, high quality facilities such as a Library, Community Hall, Community Kitchen and Education Centre are provided to the residents to provide places where they can come together as a community.

The Education Centre runs a cultivation programme, which harnesses the untraditional ethos of forest schools to encourage learning outside as much as possible - at the allotments, in the Conservatory, and at the Old Mill pond.

Housing for residents is split into 3 categories – the family house, the grandparents house, and the young adults apartment – to keep multi-generational families together whilst simultaneously giving them their own private space. ‘Community Houses’ with public ground floor functions (such as cafes) activate the urban realm of the Green Lanes, whilst providing guest accommodation above for friends of residents.  



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