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Advice: Effective design review

Advice: Effective design review

Design review panels can be valuable in supplementing a local authority's urban design skills and helping to integrate large schemes, finds Ben Kochan.

 

Need to know: Major city exhibition centres become hospitals

Need to know: Major city exhibition centres become hospitals

London's ExCeL centre has been converted to a temporary hospital and centres in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow are undergoing similar conversions.

Advice: Promoting new housing on retail sites

Advice: Promoting new housing on retail sites

Redevelopment of shopping centres offers an opportunity to bring in much needed housing, but centres' overall offer also needs to be reviewed, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: City fringe development in Cambridge

Review: City fringe development in Cambridge

Cambridge's Ninewells residential development has quite a dense feel and takes full advantage of its former green belt location, finds Glen Richardson.

Need to know: Deal looks to deliver 10,000 homes in West Midlands

Need to know: Deal looks to deliver 10,000 homes in West Midlands

West Midlands Combined Authority and developer Urban Splash sign up to housebuilding agreement for the region.

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