Green light for sympathetic redevelopment of London landmark

Planning permission has been granted for Alumno Developments’ ambitious and sympathetic redevelopment proposals for London’s Southwark Town Hall. Consultation with the local community and the student users was key to the acceptance of Alumno’s plans for the transformation of the... View Article

Don’t be afraid to face your Waterloo

Waterloo station concourse used to be a mad scrum that was daunting to all but the most seasoned commuters, but now the congestion has been eased and there are some great new shops and eating places, as James Pringle reports... View Article

Broadmoor Hospital’s £242 million redevelopment begins

The redevelopment, led by Kier Construction, received planning permission in 2012 and includes 10 new wards – providing accommodation for 210 patients within a new secure environment. The design led by Oxford Architects with LDA Design will include a new... View Article

Pioneering mixed-use student complex gets go ahead

Planning has been granted for a major new mixed use development in Ealing, which will see the creation of 323 units of high quality student accommodation, alongside 35,000sqft of commercial and retail space, within minutes of central London. With the... View Article

Housebuilder’s bid to get stalled development re-started

Housebuilder Persimmon Homes has submitted a new planning application in a bid to get construction re-started at a stalled Bedfordshire development. The Home Farm site at Lodge Road in Cranfield has been dormant since May 2012, after negotiations between Persimmon and... View Article

Construction begins of new affordable homes in Christchurch

Work to build 27 new affordable homes in the Somerford area of Christchurch has begun. Sovereign Housing Association’s development at Scotts Green received planning approval last June and demolition of the previous homes was completed before Christmas. said Luke Bingham,... View Article

State-of-the-art extra care scheme opens in Torbay

Torbay’s Deputy Mayor, Dave Thomas joined Sanctuary Group and representatives from Torbay Council and Torbay Development Agency to celebrate the completion of Whitley Court, a state-of-the art extra care scheme in Hayes Road in Paignton. Leading housing and care provider... View Article

BRE to collaborate on building standards in Mexico

As part of the Deputy Prime Minister’s trade mission to Mexico this week, BRE has signed an agreement with the Government of central state Aguascalientes today which will pave the way for the use of BREEAM and LPCB (Loss Prevention... View Article

AEW continues work with Ronald McDonald House

Manchester architecture practice AEW has submitted planning applications on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities for two new schemes in Nottingham and Cardiff. AEW has a long association with the charity and has previously designed houses for families in Manchester,... View Article