Portsmouth City Council: Exploring coding for estate renewal

This pilot case study sought to explore the process and outcomes of developing design codes for estate renewal, with the objective of producing a ‘How to’ guide for future estate renewal design codes. An existing estate renewal project (Horatia House and Leamington House) was used as a means of testing project management processes, methods of analysis, and community engagement. Key themes included appointing an internal ‘champion’; collaborative, cross-council working through the establishment of an Estate Renewal Working Group; and gaining an understanding of what is ‘provably popular’ through analysis of community engagement outcomes.




Scale: Site-specific

Context: Urban

Focus: Producing a ‘How to’ guide for estate renewal

Project team: Portsmouth City Council; Design South East.

Region: South East