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Coming up: Go ahead for Woolwich regeneration

Coming up: Go ahead for Woolwich regeneration

Plans for the eastern phase of Woolwich Exchange include more than 800 homes, a five screen cinema and community space.


Review: Redevelopment of an industrial site for housing

Review: Redevelopment of an industrial site for housing

The first phase of Port Loop, near Birmingham, takes advantage of its canalside location, but sustainable lifestyles could have been more actively encouraged, finds Katie Kershaw.

Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"

Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"

Why a developer dropped its legal challenge to the refusal of its Norwich high rise scheme is unclear, as is the secretary of state's reasoning in the case. But the presentation of an alternative low rise masterplan seemed to play a big part, writes Joey Gardiner.

Coming up: Homes for Wolverhampton hospital site

Coming up: Homes for Wolverhampton hospital site

Housing association and housebuilder set to convert Wolverhampton Royal Hospital to apartments and build new homes alongside.

Case study: Engaging with the community to design a neighbourhood

Case study: Engaging with the community to design a neighbourhood

The latest phases of a housing development in Nottingham are being shaped through an engagement approach that develops input, understanding and support, writes Josephine Smit.

Coming up: Earls Court homes get the go ahead

Coming up: Earls Court homes get the go ahead

Developer behind proposal to redevelop west London exhibition centres site is to build homes on neighbouring former pub site.

Review: Regeneration of a landmark housing estate

Review: Regeneration of a landmark housing estate

The third phase in the regeneration of Sheffield's Park Hill respects the estate's modernist design concept, says Jon Phipps, but it would be good to see the estate put to its original purpose too.

Coming up: Retirement homes developer lines up pipeline

Coming up: Retirement homes developer lines up pipeline

Retirement Villages Group sets out development programme and gains approval for 200 home Surrey scheme.

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.

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