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Coming up: Hammersmith town hall plan approved

Coming up: Hammersmith town hall plan approved

West London town hall building to be revamped under broader area regeneration that will deliver homes, leisure uses and a public square.


Review: Terraced housing regeneration

Review: Terraced housing regeneration

In Liverpool's Welsh Streets two-up, two-down Victorian terraced housing is being regenerated to create modern homes with a variety of unit sizes and open plan layouts, finds Michael Cosser.

Coming up: Health and wellbeing hub for Wakefield

Coming up: Health and wellbeing hub for Wakefield

New leisure and wellbeing centre is intended to help combat childhood obesity, mental health conditions and isolation.

Advice: Promoting housing for people to downsize into

Advice: Promoting housing for people to downsize into

Planning policies are needed to encourage under-occupiers of large family housing to encourage them to 'downsize' to smaller and more convenient homes, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Four shortlisted for Letchworth extension

Need to know: Four shortlisted for Letchworth extension

Stride Treglown and Sarah Wigglesworth are among design teams shortlisted in competition to masterplan 900-home town extension.

Coming up: Olympia London transformation on way

Coming up: Olympia London transformation on way

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham gives green light to proposal to upgrade exhibition centre and add arts and business hub.

Review: Housing estate regeneration

Review: Housing estate regeneration

Cross-subsidy from private housing allowed Camden Council to fund new and improved social homes on the Maiden Lane estate, but the approach called for some compromise, finds Ben Wrighton.

Need to know: Bristol signs up new homes for city heat network

Need to know: Bristol signs up new homes for city heat network

High-rise scheme of 375 homes will be first private development linked to Bristol City Council's heat network.

Coming up: Bradford housing site makes a comeback

Coming up: Bradford housing site makes a comeback

A long-delayed city site now looks set for redevelopment with a planned scheme of more than 500 homes plus commercial space.

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