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Case studies and sites

The project works with sites across the UK. Some of those studied to date are linked to below. Additionally, other ‘guest’ sites appear in the Blog and Media pages.

Royston Beach – Granton, Edinburgh

A piece of reclaimed industrial land on the edge of the city…
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Oil Shale Bings – Broxburn and Winchburgh, West Lothian

Four artificial hills made from oil shale mining waste…
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Hackney and Leyton Marshes – Hackney and Leyton, East London

Over 83 hectares of land raised by up to 3 metres using rubble from the Second World War bombing of London…
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The Beckton Alp – Beckton,  East London

A 35 metre high artificial hill that looms over Beckton in East London; constructed from gasworks waste and once home to a ski slope…
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A photogrpah of the top section of a multi-directional signpost points right towards the 'BEckton Alp' and below, 'Beckton DLR Station'. The other signs pointing in the other directions are not visible.


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