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Opinion: How to push housebuilding back onto the path of good design

Opinion: How to push housebuilding back onto the path of good design

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has pledged to deliver on the aspirations of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. Chris Brown considers how.


Review: Civic quarter regeneration

Review: Civic quarter regeneration

Regeneration of Lambeth's civic quarter creates a less intimidating public realm, and new sympathetic uses have been found for some historic buildings, writes Genevieve Hayes.

Opinion: Beauty tips would help councils clamp down on schemes that don’t keep design promises

Opinion: Beauty tips would help councils clamp down on schemes that don’t keep design promises

One of the key asks from the government-backed Building Better Building Beautiful Commission was for improved enforcement to ensure developers adhere to approved plans when they build out schemes.

Case study: Regenerating a city's former industrial quarter

Case study: Regenerating a city's former industrial quarter

With its mix of uses and accompanying improved route to the city centre, Leicester's Great Central Square forms a gateway to the Waterside regeneration area, Josephine Smit finds.

Coming up: Approval for major Birmingham mixed use

Coming up: Approval for major Birmingham mixed use

The Martineau Galleries site is set to become a mixed use neighbourhood with homes, workspace, a hotel and town square.

Coming up: Mixed use for Bristol's Clifton Village

Coming up: Mixed use for Bristol's Clifton Village

Workspace, retail, restaurants and improved public realm are in the mix for regeneration project in Bristol suburb.

Coming up: Go ahead for Plymouth Civic Centre conversion

Coming up: Go ahead for Plymouth Civic Centre conversion

Developer Urban Splash plans to revive listed Plymouth landmark with residential conversion, including office and commercial space at lower levels.

Coming up: Green light for Burnley leisure scheme

Coming up: Green light for Burnley leisure scheme

Planned Pioneer Place development already has cinema chain anchor and will deliver food and beverage and retail space.

Review: Refurbishment of a historic theatre

Review: Refurbishment of a historic theatre

Refurbishment of Darlington's Hippodrome theatre provides much needed extra space while also celebrating the building's heritage, finds Emma Weeden.

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