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Need to know: Taylor Wimpey chooses future home prototypes

Need to know: Taylor Wimpey chooses future home prototypes

The housebuilder has named the winner in a competition to create a future house typology and plans to prototype the designs next year.


Coming up: Go ahead for Glasgow University campus plan

Coming up: Go ahead for Glasgow University campus plan

Glasgow's old Western Infirmary site is set for redevelopment under the university's bold expansion plans.

Review: Brownfield riverside development

Review: Brownfield riverside development

London City Island addresses the challenges of its complex, isolated riverside site, but an opportunity to make local connections is missed, finds Conor Moloney.

Coming up: Boutique hotel and homes for Bournemouth

Coming up: Boutique hotel and homes for Bournemouth

The city's latest approval shows how some UK seaside locations are driving regeneration by offering something very different to the traditional B&B.

Opinion: Design should be the focus for housing delivery

Opinion: Design should be the focus for housing delivery

Design quality seems to becoming back into policy vogue in government, and the Housing White Paper observes that "73 per cent of people say they would support the building of more homes if well designed and in keeping with their local area". The thinking behind this seems to be mainly driven by the recognition that poorly designed housing produces a rational nimby response.

Coming up: Basildon brings back high street

Coming up: Basildon brings back high street

A failed 1970s shopping centre is set for demolition following the approval of regeneration plans to deliver high street retail and homes.

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Opinion: How can housebuilding deliver on quality?

Opinion: How can housebuilding deliver on quality?

No-one likes poorly designed homes being built in their midst, but it may take a big push to bring quality to volume housebuilding, writes Chris Brown.

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Coming up: Homes on way at former Olympic park

Coming up: Homes on way at former Olympic park

Development is set to start on two of five neighbourhoods planned for east London's Queen Elizabeth Park.

Advice: Developing affordable compact housing

Advice: Developing affordable compact housing

Flexible planning policies are required to promote small compact homes for young people, but ample communal space is necessary, finds Ben Kochan.

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