Urban Regeneration

Urban regeneration for town planners and other placemaking professionals, including decontamination and physical regeneration.

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Coming up: Go ahead for department store conversion

Coming up: Go ahead for department store conversion

Altrincham's former Rackhams store is set to house workspace, retail and leisure as part of Stamford Quarter regeneration.


Review: Delivering homes and a school in the city

Review: Delivering homes and a school in the city

North London's Otto and Nightingale School development successfully combines a new school with high rise housing on a tight urban site, finds Clare San Martin.

Analysis: Fostering town centre recovery

Analysis: Fostering town centre recovery

Town centres face challenges on numerous fronts, but economic development and regeneration professionals are looking to strategies to strengthen their offer.

Coming up: Green light for Kingston estate regeneration

Coming up: Green light for Kingston estate regeneration

Kingston Council and Countryside have secured outline consent to develop 2170 homes on the Cambridge Road estate.

Advice: Putting healthcare on the high street

Advice: Putting healthcare on the high street

The pandemic has shown that healthcare can be provided in a range of settings and new partnerships could help develop them further in vacant space on the high street, writes Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Lessons for levelling up

Opinion: Lessons for levelling up

Experience of regeneration indicates what levelling up needs, but there is a risk that the government will look to deliver by continuing failing policies, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Time to pause and reflect on LEPs

Opinion: Time to pause and reflect on LEPs

There have been suggestions that the government is gearing up to scrap local enterprise partnerships, but they should be evolved and adjusted instead, writes Nigel Wilcock.

Review: Reuse of a historic building for culture

Review: Reuse of a historic building for culture

Greenwich Council has sensitively adapted some of the eighteenth century buildings in Woolwich Arsenal to create the Woolwich Works complex of performance spaces, finds Simon Carne.

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.

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