July 17, 2018

St Edward launches Lakeside Gardens at Green Park Village

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Lakeside Gardens, set in a peaceful location close to the Lake, is the latest collection of homes to launch at Green Park Village and features New England inspired three and four bedroom townhouses and a selection of 2 bedroom coach houses. Located at the heart of the Village, and just a short walk to the planned Primary School and the Lake, these homes enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by woodland walks and trim trails with the children’s play area close by. They are also conveniently located within walking distance to the proposed new train station which will connect to Reading and Crossrail…

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Should we be building upwards to create extra space?

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In the UK, house prices are on the rise along with the population. The key question is how can we make houses that are more affordable? BDP architect director Yuli Cadney-Toh believes that we should be looking to build upwards. In an interview with the BBC, Yuli explained that building upwards would mean we can build more places to live, as well as saving space for things like walking and cycling in the landscape surrounding these buildings. Yuli, who recently returned to the city after 30 years working abroad, says the skyline had barely changed in the last four decades,…

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Environmental Street Furniture triumphs at local and national awards

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Environmental Street Furniture is no stranger to industry success but the supplier and designer of street, themed and solar powered products has taken the local and national stages by storm in recent weeks by winning not one, but two prestigious industry awards. The Newtownabbey based company won the Excellence in Exporting Award at the recent Belfast Telegraph Business Awards and subsequently won the Best in Business and Product Innovation at the National Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) awards for their newly launched Stellar Solar Bench. The company was representing Northern Ireland at the ceremony after winning the regional title. Speaking…

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Property Care Association puts invasive non-native weeds on the radar

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The Property Care Association has pulled together expertise across the ecological sector to produce a definitive guide, which puts invasive non-native weeds of concern on the radar. ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds In Britain and Ireland’ has been produced by the trade body to give detailed insight into 38 plant species individually. The vast majority of the plants featured derive almost exclusively from species listed in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and others of concern to the European Union in the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014. The 128-page manual acknowledges and builds on guidance provided…

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Calling all landscape architects – The 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 awards are open for entries

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Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the landscape architecture sector. Enter the only awards heralding young talent within the landscape architecture industry. Winning a 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award offers up-and-coming landscape architects a vast range of benefits including; industry recognition, networking opportunities, and coverage in Future Arc magazine. You can nominate either yourself of a colleague for these esteemed awards if you or they were 30 or younger on 1 January 2018 and work within any aspect of the landscape architecture industry. Entries close 1 September 2018. Good luck!

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New street trees unveiled along A56 as part of regeneration Scheme

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20 trees including cherry, field maple and sweetgum have been planted as part of a £2 million Bury New Road regeneration programme. As part of the Bury Council led programme the new street trees have been planted to help tackle surface water flooding, as well as improve the look and feel of the area. The trees have been planted in partnership with charity City of Trees which aims to plant 3 million trees over a generation – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester. The high impact street trees form just part of the improvement works with…

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Six concepts revealed in contest to design South Australia landmark

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Arts South Australia has posted a digital gallery of the six concept designs devised by star international and Australian teams for a new landmark cultural destination, Adelaide Contemporary, which is intended to revitalise the former Royal Adelaide Hospital (oRAH) site. The concept designs are now available to view on the international competition website at competitions.malcolmreading.com/adelaidecontemporary/shortlist and in a free-to-enter public exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The unique cultural destination on Adelaide’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard will combine exhibition, research and education spaces with a public sculpture park and community meeting place. In a world first, the Gallery…

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Award for mixed-use urban redevelopment scheme in Porto

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A significant mixed-use urban regeneration scheme designed by Bogle Architects and Grant Associates for Portugal’s coastal city of Porto has been awarded a Commendation at the 2018 MIPIM/The Architectural Review: Future Projects Awards Featuring a landscape and public realm design strategy by Grant Associates, the development project received the accolade for the Future Project Awards’ highly competitive mixed-use category, which attracts entries from around the world. Porto’s largest development in recent years will see the creation of a new hub for student accommodation and residential apartments along with offices, retail and leisure facilities at Rua Amial in Paranhos, which lies at the heart of Porto’s…

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman make shortlist for Eiffel Tower competition

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman has been shortlisted as 1 of 4 teams in a major international competition to design and develop a new landscape surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The ‘Site Tour Eiffel’ competition, organised by Ville de Paris under the title ‘Discover, approach, visit’, covers the 54ha area either side of the river Seine, between the Trocadéro and the Military Academy, and along the river embankments between Bir-Hakeim and Alma Bridges. The Eiffel tower itself is located at the centre of this site. As part of the city’s preparations for the 2024 Olympic games, the project seeks to accentuate the…

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TfL granted powers to progress with Silvertown Tunnel

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Transport for London (TfL) has  been granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver the Silvertown Tunnel – a new twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames in east London. The DCO is the formal process by which the Government gives the green light to any development categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). The tunnel, which is set to open in 2023, will help ease the current serious congestion at Blackwall Tunnel and improve the reliability and resilience of the road network in east London. It will enable significantly improved cross-river public transport…

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