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Coming up: Go ahead for Southend estate renewal

Coming up: Go ahead for Southend estate renewal

Queensway estate's four tower blocks are set to be demolished and replaced with new homes as well as commercial space and an urban park.


Review: Residential-led development in a new mixed use city district

Review: Residential-led development in a new mixed use city district

Angel Gardens on Manchester's northern edge fits tightly on its plot, creating a strong piece of urban architecture, but the landscaping required further thought, finds Stephen Gleave.

Coming up: Green light for Kent business park

Coming up: Green light for Kent business park

Developer U+I gets final sign off to create office and warehouse scheme in Tunbridge Wells green belt.

Coming up: Shopping centre redevelopment gets go ahead

Coming up: Shopping centre redevelopment gets go ahead

A 1960s shopping centre in Maidenhead is set to be replaced with a scheme combining 660 homes, offices and retail space.

Opinion: How the pandemic's changes could shape the design of future homes

Opinion: How the pandemic's changes could shape the design of future homes

The future looks uncertain but design and planning innovations in homes and the built environment around them could help meet the challenges, writes Tim Williams.

Review: London parkland transformation

Review: London parkland transformation

Alongside housing estate redevelopment at Kidbrooke Village, housebuilder Berkeley Homes has created play space and parkland, but provision for young teenagers could be more extensive, Ian Hingley finds.

Coming up: Green light for Cambridge community

Coming up: Green light for Cambridge community

Housebuilder Countryside secures consent for 3,500 home village on former airfield site west of Cambridge.

Opinion: Can developers build quality of life?

Opinion: Can developers build quality of life?

New guidance is exploring the connections between quality of life and the built environment, and its timing could be auspicious, writes Chris Brown.

Need to know: Government commits extra £3.5 billion to fix high rise homes

Need to know: Government commits extra £3.5 billion to fix high rise homes

New support for homes with unsafe cladding is targeted at buildings over 18 metres in height, while other leaseholders can access capped loans.

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