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Coming up: Welwyn factory to become mixed community

Coming up: Welwyn factory to become mixed community

Welwyn Garden City's historic Shredded Wheat factory site will be regenerated with more than 1,400 homes, as well as retail, office and leisure space.


Coming up: Green light for Daventry neighbourhood

Coming up: Green light for Daventry neighbourhood

Neighbourhood planned for northern edge of town is set to provide homes, amenities and a variety of green spaces.

Opinion: We should be talking about how to build more beautifully

Opinion: We should be talking about how to build more beautifully

The government's choice of chair for its Building Better, Building Beautiful commission provoked controversy, which distracts from the debate, writes Chris Brown.

Review: Community and wellbeing hub

Review: Community and wellbeing hub

The Limelight in Old Trafford is a large scheme with community facilities and housing for older people, but its simple materials and muted colours mean it doesn't overpower neighbouring houses, finds Gordon Tero.

Case study: Redesigning the workspace for creatives

Case study: Redesigning the workspace for creatives

Refurbishment of a canalside building is the first phase in the development of a west London hub for SMEs, finds Josephine Smit.

Coming up: Swindon ski and snow centre gets green light

Coming up: Swindon ski and snow centre gets green light

Planned North Star Village scheme will combine ski slopes, multi-screen cinema, bowling alley and trampolining.

Coming up: Coventry prepares for City of Culture 2021

Coming up: Coventry prepares for City of Culture 2021

Coventry City Council has given the green light to plans for the station and an area of the city centre as part of improvements for 2021.

Review: Increasing density in estate redevelopment

Review: Increasing density in estate redevelopment

Fountains Close is a successful attempt at increasing housing density in a London suburb, but now needs to be part of wider neighbourhood regeneration, finds Simon Carne.

Analysis: Where next for build to rent

Analysis: Where next for build to rent

There is a growing interest in the build to rent sector, but if it is to realise its potential it needs to deliver the scale and the products that the market wants, finds Josephine Smit.

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