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A Virtual Panel Discussion

Improving Lives With Architectural Regeneration 

This event took place on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 at 10.30 am

But you have not missed out, you can catch up with the video recording on our Youtube channel.

Project Image: Johnstone Castle Regeneration Project; Anderson Bell + Christie and Renfrewshire Council

How would you tackle the mammoth challenge of successfully redesigning and rejuvenating a community without eroding existing social networks when faced with displacing tenants and demolishing 288 flats?

Join fellow architects and designers for this 1-hour webinar to learn how Anderson Bell + Christie and Renfrewshire Council have shone a leading light on the transformative power of architectural regeneration with their award-winning community redevelopment of the Johnstone Castle area, Scotland.

Project Architect and Practice Director Stephen Lamb, and the Council’s Head of Housing, Fraser Carlin, will reveal how and why championing a “community-led” approach at every stage of the redevelopment resulted in a 98% tenant satisfaction score. The discussion will take you on the journey from project planning to completion, giving you valuable tips and strategies to incorporate into your social design projects. 

The Johnstone Castle project delivered 95 new, affordable family houses. Built to Aspect Silver Level 1 and 2, and a minimum EPC B rating, each home is designed to be accessible, flexible, and meet residents’ long-term needs and aspirations, including barrier-free design, good space standards and adaptable room layouts. 


The Panel

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Stephen Lamb
Director, Anderson Bell + Christie Architects

Stephen is a chartered architect with a keen interest in all aspects of architecture, particularly housing and sustainability. After working in Cullen and London, he joined the practice in 1995. A partnership was formed in 2001 with Adam, Karen, and Bruce. In 2019 Stephen and Adam successfully restructured the practice to an Employee-Owned Business.



Stephen led the consultant team and was directly involved with the development of the Johnstone Castle redevelopment for Renfrewshire Council.

Fraser Carlin
Head of Housing Services,
Renfrewshire Council 

Fraser Carlin is the Head of Housing Services at Renfrewshire Council. He oversees the management of some 12,000 homes and the delivery of the Council’s Homelessness services and the Council’s Regeneration and Housing Investment Programme. 

Fraser has worked for several Councils across his 30-year career and has been with Renfrewshire Council since 2007.

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Virtual Event

Improving Lives With Architectural Regeneration

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 at 10.30 am

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