As many of you will hopefully know by now, Soundings has been appointed to help with the creative engagement and public consultation on the Bishopsgate Goodsyard Project for joint developers Hammerson and the Ballymore Group. As part of the creative engagement we will be staging an ‘Ideas Week’ on The Goodsyard site in June (17th-22nd June) at which we hope to establish a shared set of visions for elements of the scheme, so as to animate and particularise the broad parameters for development set out in the Interim Planning Guidance (IPG).
If you are interested you can access the IPG through the ‘Useful Info’ section of the website, which also contains information on the consultation and community engagement process. Please go to http://www.thegoodsyardlondon.co.uk
Further information can be found in ‘Newsletter 01’, which should have been emailed to you earlier today and you can also Click here to download it.
We will be staging a number of Focus Sessions and Public Workshops during Ideas Week, attached you will find two diagrams which explain the structure for the Ideas Week.
We would really value your particular knowledge and views at the Focus Session events and we hope, as a representative or ‘local expert’ (if you’ll pardon the term) that you might be free and willing to join one, two or all three of our Focus Group sessions on Monday 17th June, running between 4.30-8.30pm and one of the two Public Workshops that will be held between 6.30 and 8.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, 18 and 20th June. We are also anticipating that some members will not be able to attend the Focus Session on the Monday. In this case please book the Wednesday sessions. Ideally some members will be able to do both days to ensure there is a degree of continuity, although we are all too well aware how precious time is.
With all this in mind please email back to reserve your place, letting us know which event(s) you would like to attend and on which days. Please do book soon to ensure that we can offer you a place.
I do hope you will be able to take part in this. Please get back to us soon to let us know of your plans and any special dietary or access needs.
The Goodsyard Team
020 7729 1705