Name Of Project
Newcastle City Council
Urban | Public
In 2003 Fluid was one of five out of 250 design practices selected by Newcastle City Council to develop in more detail proposals submitted in the first stage of the Byker Urban Design competition.
Fluid proposed deliverable ideas around the theme of a Healthy Neighbourhood to regenerate the declining residential area of south Byker in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Fluid’s ‘Healthy Neighburhood’ proposed 300 plus homes with access to an improved and expanded set of public facilities and public open spaces. Fluid’s holistic approach was for a sustainability programme to address the social, economic and ecological needs to form a long-term stable community.
Working with the landscape and topography of the site ecological solutions and zero carbon housing were combined with a re-investment of meaning, purpose and ownership in the public realm accompanied by an engagement plan to engender a sense of participation and ownership of the process. The proposal supported by a business plan identified the economic delivery vehicles for long-term sustainability.