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Advice: Repurposing department stores for social and leisure uses

Advice: Repurposing department stores for social and leisure uses

Department stores becoming vacant as large multiples close down offer opportunities to bring social and leisure uses into urban centres, finds Ben Kochan.


Coming up: Green light for Stockport mill regeneration

Coming up: Green light for Stockport mill regeneration

Historic Weir Mill will have homes, and leisure and cultural space under proposal by developer Capital&Centric and architect BDP.

Opinion: Look to leisure to help drive levelling up

Opinion: Look to leisure to help drive levelling up

£3 billion worth of investment is being poured into the leisure sector and it is contributing to town centre regeneration and the levelling up agenda, writes Stephen Collis.

Coming up: Go ahead for power station redevelopment

Coming up: Go ahead for power station redevelopment

Shropshire power station site is set for regeneration with up to 1,000 homes and commercial, leisure and community uses.

Need to know: Gove replaces Jenrick as housing secretary

Need to know: Gove replaces Jenrick as housing secretary

Gove takes on housing secretary role with cross-government responsibility for levelling up following cabinet reshuffle.

Opinion: Covid has made levelling up harder

Opinion: Covid has made levelling up harder

Covid-19 has widened not only the health gap between north and south, but also the economic gap, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: We need a strategic approach to bringing homes to the high street

Opinion: We need a strategic approach to bringing homes to the high street

As retail declines and the introduction of permitted development rights changes our high streets and town centres, Anna Kiho makes the case for community.

Need to know: PDR threatens 80 per cent of high street commercial space

Need to know: PDR threatens 80 per cent of high street commercial space

New research looks at potential impact of rule allowing shops and other commercial premises to be converted to homes without planning consent.

Opinion: It's time to think radically

Opinion: It's time to think radically

After the prime minister's levelling up speech and ahead of the government's white paper on the issue, Nigel Wilcock looks at where focus is needed to address regional inequality.

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