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Coming up: Mixed use approval for Southampton gateway site

Coming up: Mixed use approval for Southampton gateway site

Southampton City Council gives the green light to plans including apartment tower, hotel and office space for key site close to station.


Review: Use of industrial and railway land

Review: Use of industrial and railway land

North London's The Pavilions enhances the natural habitat on its former industrial site and has attractive homes, but the interface with surrounding streets required more thought, find Lucy Large and Evelyn Wong.

Coming up: Horlicks factory site set for redevelopment

Coming up: Horlicks factory site set for redevelopment

Berkeley wins go ahead to develop up to 1,300 homes on the former Horlicks factory site in Slough, west London.

Coming up: Green light for London culture, community and SME hub

Coming up: Green light for London culture, community and SME hub

The Collective aims to develop mixed scheme in Borough High Street, which draws inspiration from the Peckham Levels.

Review: Combining new homes with community amenities in the city

Review: Combining new homes with community amenities in the city

Bow Garden Square, in London's east end, seeks to address local social needs by neatly integrating a new school, mosque and other community facilities with new homes, finds Clare San Martin.

Councils that overuse their new design muscle risk strangling housing delivery, by Joey Gardiner

Councils that overuse their new design muscle risk strangling housing delivery, by Joey Gardiner

Goldsmith Street in Norwich, the 105-home council housing development which won last month's Stirling Prize for architecture, was undoubtedly a timely victor.

Analysis: How Heritage Action Zones can change places

Analysis: How Heritage Action Zones can change places

The government has awarded funding to a string of towns and high streets under its Heritage Action Zone programmes. Josephine Smit finds out how the zones are working.

Advice: Improving development quality using design review panels

Advice: Improving development quality using design review panels

Design review panels need to look at the principles of new development as well as design details to maximise the benefit of expert input, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Science campus adds facilities and 1,500 homes

Coming up: Science campus adds facilities and 1,500 homes

The Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire looks to expand and provide housing for its campus based staff.

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