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Go-ahead for 481-home mixed-use revamp of Hackney leisure centre

Go-ahead for 481-home mixed-use revamp of Hackney leisure centre

Plans have been approved for the redevelopment of a north London leisure centre into a 481-home mixed-use scheme, after planners advised that the loss of designated open space was outweighed by other 'significant material considerations'.

Developers slash housing provision from 1,356 homes to 250 in revised Bishopsgate plan

Developers slash housing provision from 1,356 homes to 250 in revised Bishopsgate plan

The developers behind plans for the long-delayed redevelopment of Bishopsgate Goodsyard in east London have slashed the amount of housing proposed from 1,356 homes to 250 under new revised plans.

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Good placemaking pays corporate dividends, by Chris Brown

It may not be new but it's encouraging to see developer British Land, in its recent publication A Design for Life, throwing its weight behind the case for placemaking and design quality to improve health and wellbeing. Its assessment of the financial benefits to the state makes a compelling case.

Social value starts by building community, by Chris Brown

I recently spent a weekend at the Royal College of Art (RCA) with community housing activists listening to inspirational architects working on community-led housing projects from Melbourne (The Nightingale project), Barcelona (the Lacol collective), Berlin (various), Zurich (Kraftwerk 1) and London (StART).

Mayor's estate regeneration refusal is a political statement, by Chris Brown

The planning system is often criticised for the slow pace at which it adjusts to changing markets.

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