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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.

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.

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