Hi everyone, I'm James!
Atelier: Infrastructure Space

I studied my Undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University before working as a Part 1 in Manchester for JH.A, of which I worked on a variety of commercial projects.

My architectural & design interests reside within sustainable material focus, placemaking & biophilic design! Having the opportunity to work in close collaboration with a team committed to the enhancement of natural space in dedicated areas is something that really excites me. I look forward to meeting everyone and can't wait to see what we can come up with!
Posted 5 Mar 2024 14:17
Hi everyone!

I’m Hayley McCaffer and I am the Population Health Programme Officer for Physical Activity and Ageing Well at Tameside Council. My role focuses on working with organisations and residents to develop projects and initiatives to help residents move more, more often, and help make Tameside a great place to live, work and grow older in.

I believe that all communities should have access to green spaces and opportunities to be active in the places they live, and this is why I asked the MSA team to design a more accessible Chadwick Dam. Movement is for everyone, and using a place-based approach involving the local community will help reduce existing health inequalities in that area.

Making Chadwick Dam an accessible place where everyone can be active, socialise or spend time being mindful will have physical and mental health benefits for the whole community. I am excited to see what the MSA students create!
Posted 8 Mar 2024 14:34
Our first site visit to Chadwick Dam!

13/12/23 – Our team collectively attended the site for a full walk around with representatives of the council, talking us through the history of the site and showing us what the project needs

Discussions included previous works, community awareness and how to make the park for everyone. Hayley, who we introduced In our previous blog post, has been so cooperative and keen to get started with this project and as we formulate and configure this plan for site, we find ourselves equally sharing the same growing passion! We have a bunch of activities planned and cannot wait to start them with you all!

We hope you join us to fully explore what is possible with the natural green landscape of Chadwick Dam and those that use it.
Posted 13 Mar 2024 13:36