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Review: Stadium redevelopment

Review: Stadium redevelopment

The Catford Green housing scheme is quite high rise but takes advantage of good transport connections and proximity to the town centre, finds Philippa Curran.


Coming up: New town hall for Crawley regeneration

Coming up: New town hall for Crawley regeneration

Crawley Borough Council is replacing its town hall as part of a mixed use scheme that continues the regeneration of the town centre.

Coming up: Homes for Chester's historic shot tower site

Coming up: Homes for Chester's historic shot tower site

Chester's eighteenth century shot tower will be restored as part of revised plans to develop apartments and townhouses on the site.

Review: Re-use of model factory as new neighbourhood

Review: Re-use of model factory as new neighbourhood

With its mix of uses, redevelopment of Cadbury's Keynsham factory site has the ingredients of a successful neighbourhood, but it needs a central space, finds Neil Harvie.

Coming up: Hackney Wickside combines homes with industry

Coming up: Hackney Wickside combines homes with industry

An east London scheme aims to deliver 475 homes, alongside industrial uses such as a brewery, studio spaces and a foundry.

Analysis: Home grown solution to a crisis

Analysis: Home grown solution to a crisis

There's the potential to provide new homes by adding one or two storeys to existing housing, but making it work in practice can be complex, finds Josephine Smit.

Coming up: London mayor backs homes for supermarket site

Coming up: London mayor backs homes for supermarket site

Sadiq Khan has waved through a proposal to redevelop a supermarket site with a mix of social and affordable housing.

Review: District regeneration

Review: District regeneration

The Alto Apartments scheme in London's Wembley Park is centred around attractive, generous public space, but its blocks have a sober feel, find Amanda Chan and Cezar Petcu.

Advice: Using design codes for large scale housing development

Advice: Using design codes for large scale housing development

Design codes give councils greater control over development quality, but should focus on providing a structure for a place, rather than guiding on fine detail, says Ben Kochan.

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