Peterborough City Council has approved the final 350 home phase of The Hamptons, the community under development to the south of Peterborough. The final phase, called The Hamptons Lakeside, is designed by architect JTP for housebuilder CALA Homes. The architect has created a range of housetypes to respond to the natural character and landscape of the site, part of which will be landscaped with two new parks.
The City of London Corporation has given the go ahead to architect Foster + Partners’ ‘tulip’ tower. The planned visitor attraction, which is earmarked for a site in 20 Bury Street, is intended to be the second tallest building in western Europe after the Shard, at 305.3 metres. The design includes a viewing platform with rotating pods, a restaurant and sky bar, and educational space, and will be accompanied by a pocket park at street level. The proposal has been brought forward by investment and property group, J Safra Group. The mayor of London has still to give a final decision on the proposal.
Developer Hall & Co Property is to convert Stockport’s grade 2 listed Bank Chambers building into the town’s first dedicated co-working space. Called ProFolk, the workspace building will provide seven private offices and 20 co-working desks, along with spaces for meetings and events, and relaxation. The space is designed by architect Ollier Smurthwaite.