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Crawley Borough Council is replacing its town hall as part of a mixed use scheme that continues the regeneration of the town centre.
Chester's eighteenth century shot tower will be restored as part of revised plans to develop apartments and townhouses on the site.
With its mix of uses, redevelopment of Cadbury's Keynsham factory site has the ingredients of a successful neighbourhood, but it needs a central space, finds Neil Harvie.
An east London scheme aims to deliver 475 homes, alongside industrial uses such as a brewery, studio spaces and a foundry.
There's the potential to provide new homes by adding one or two storeys to existing housing, but making it work in practice can be complex, finds Josephine Smit.
Sadiq Khan has waved through a proposal to redevelop a supermarket site with a mix of social and affordable housing.
The Alto Apartments scheme in London's Wembley Park is centred around attractive, generous public space, but its blocks have a sober feel, find Amanda Chan and Cezar Petcu.
Design codes give councils greater control over development quality, but should focus on providing a structure for a place, rather than guiding on fine detail, says Ben Kochan.
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