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Coming up: Offices for Bristol's Temple Quarter

Coming up: Offices for Bristol's Temple Quarter

Proposals for scheme on the city's Floating Harbour deliver workspace and public realm.


Review: A garden village on former agricultural land

Review: A garden village on former agricultural land

The first phases of Tadpole Garden Village create a sense of place with traditional housing styles and green space, but some larger homes are too big for their plots, finds Robert Gillespie.

Coming up: London mayor approves high rise homes

Coming up: London mayor approves high rise homes

Mayor Sadiq Khan has used his call in powers for the first time, giving the go ahead to almost 700 homes in Haringey and Wealdstone.

Opinion: Planning healthier places for people to live, by Chris Brown

Opinion: Planning healthier places for people to live, by Chris Brown

Why do built environment professionals create places that contribute to preventable diseases and early death, despite evidence? A question that framed the built environment advisory body Design Council CABE's submission to a competition run by campaigners Social Change UK.

Advice: Fitting homes onto small sites on council housing estates

Advice: Fitting homes onto small sites on council housing estates

Small, underused sites on existing estates offer development opportunities, but imaginative design and close working with existing communities are needed, finds Ben Kochan.

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.

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