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Coming up: Affordable homes for Barking sites

Coming up: Affordable homes for Barking sites

East London council housing company gets the go ahead to develop 150 homes on two sites in Barking.


Case study: Creating a pedestrian link between city buildings

Case study: Creating a pedestrian link between city buildings

A new walkway in Melbourne, Australia, improves access and provides a more engaging and flexible form of urban infrastructure, Josephine Smit finds.

Review: City fringe development in Cambridge

Review: City fringe development in Cambridge

Cambridge's Ninewells residential development has quite a dense feel and takes full advantage of its former green belt location, finds Glen Richardson.

Coming up: York homes scheme gets green light

Coming up: York homes scheme gets green light

A gas works site that has been vacant for more than two decades is set for redevelopment with 625 homes.

Review: Urban extension with an integrated design approach

Review: Urban extension with an integrated design approach

The first phase of Barton Park shows signs of creating a successful place on the edge of Oxford, finds Jon Rowland.

Coming up: Plans approved for Manchester wellbeing resort

Coming up: Plans approved for Manchester wellbeing resort

Spa and resort business Therme Group plans centre with gardens, pools, cafes and activity space for TraffordCity site.

Opinion: Redrow is wrong to think that buyers don’t want dense housing

Opinion: Redrow is wrong to think that buyers don’t want dense housing

Last month John Tutte, executive chair of Redrow, one of the UK's largest volume housebuilders, hit out at the conclusions of the government-backed Building Better Building Beautiful Commission.

Coming up: Barking build to rent scheme gets green light

Coming up: Barking build to rent scheme gets green light

Council regeneration company works with developer on plans to redevelop former pub site with 196 homes.

Review: Redevelopment of a Victorian hospital site

Review: Redevelopment of a Victorian hospital site

Redevelopment of the St Clement's Hospital site, in east London, reuses historic buildings for housing, but design of new buildings may not prove so resilient, finds Brendan Kilpatrick.

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