July 18, 2018

Moorings Park Grande Lake names landscape architect


Outside Productions International has been named the landscape architect for Moorings Park Grande Lake, a new life plan community being developed through a partnership between Moorings Park and luxury custom homebuilder and developer London Bay Homes. Landscape architect Patrick Trefz, ASLA, RLA, founded the landscape and architectural design firm in May 2000. During the past 18 years, Outside Productions has served Southwest Florida as well as international clients from around the world including Canada, China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and Russia, to name a few. Trefz is a Florida native who grew up in the Tampa Bay area and is a graduate of the…

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Lendlease selected as preferred bidder for major redevelopment of London’s Euston station


Lendlease has announced it had been selected as preferred bidder for a major redevelopment of London’s Euston station. Subject to the finalisation of contracts, Lendlease will work with the Greater London Authority and London Borough of Camden to develop a masterplan for, and subsequently deliver, a 54-hectare site above and around the new station. Currently catering for around 42 million passengers a year, Euston will be redeveloped to house new high-speed rail services (known as HS2) connecting the Midlands and north of the UK to London, and is due to start operating in 2026. The project comprises more than 400,000…

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New campus masterplan puts Sheffield Hallam University at the heart of the city


Sheffield Hallam University has revealed its new campus masterplan which places it at the heart of the city. Designed by BDP the masterplan creates a single, sustainable and flexible campus that will allow Sheffield Hallam to achieve its ambition of becoming the world’s leading applied university. Architect director Sue Emms said: “The masterplan we have helped to create will transform Sheffield Hallam University’s campus. It will be connected, legible and cohesive to create a holistic campus feel and a new gateway to the city of Sheffield. New ways of learning and working are supported by providing the right type of spaces…

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University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition launches


Two-stage competition seeks an outstanding integrated design team to create an urban design vision for an around 24 ha area of the overall campus and concept designs for a new 8,000 sqm and circa €48m Centre for Creative Design Stage Two honorarium of €40,000 for each of five shortlisted teams Jury chaired by Professor Andrew J. Deeks, University College Dublin President, and includes Sir David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates; Paul Thompson, Rector, Royal College of Art, London; Ann Beha, Principal Ann Beha Architects and member, Harvard University Design Advisory Panel; and acclaimed urban planner Joe Berridge, Partner, Urban Strategies, Inc….

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BRE report shows blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry


A new report from BRE Trust explores opportunities to address challenges in the built environment industry using blockchain technology. Distributed Ledger Technology (of which blockchain is one application) is a digital record of the economic transactions or changes in the ownership of an asset. The information is shared and continually updated on a network of computers simultaneously, whilst secured through cryptography. This means that while allowing digital information to be distributed, but not copied, a blockchain is both transparent and incorruptible. The new report, ‘Blockchain – feasibility and opportunity assessment’, draws insights from two workshops run by the BRE Trust…

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Barking Riverside to receive £500m injection for new homes and improved transport links


Barking Riverside, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, is to receive an injection of £500 million for transport links, parkland and other community facilities, alongside almost 11,000 homes. The landmark investment has been agreed by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers, who formed a partnership – Barking Riverside Limited – to deliver the masterplan for the scheme. The Section 106 agreement, reached with the Barking and Dagenham Council and Transport for London, means the project has secured funding for: A new TfL Overground station connecting to central London…

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Liverpool Housing Association appoints Gillespies for Stonedale Crescent regeneration plan


Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community Regeneration…

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Arup awarded HS2 contracts to develop London Euston and Birmingham Interchange


Arup has been awarded HS2 contracts to help develop and refine the detailed plans for the transformation of London Euston and a major new interchange near Solihull, which will serve Birmingham Airport and the wider West Midlands region. London Euston – working with Grimshaw Architects LLP Birmingham Interchange – working with Arup Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects Limited The new stations, due to open in 2026, will be designed with input from local communities, using best practice principles from stations around the world, and guidelines and specifications endorsed by an independent panel of leading architects and designers. Working with HS2…

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New public square opens at foot of RSHP-designed Leadenhall Building

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St Helen’s Square, a new public square at the foot of the RSHP-designed Leadenhall Building in the City of London, has opened. The new square – which at 3,325 square metres is the third-largest open space in the City – provides a world-class setting for a number of iconic buildings, including 30 St Mary’s Axe, The Leadenhall Building, The Lloyd’s Building and The Scalpel, a 35-storey tower currently under construction. Originally won in a design competition back in 2012, Gillespies were commissioned by client The Leadenhall Development Company Ltd, City of London and Aviva, to rejuvenate the existing key thoroughfare…

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HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate


HS2 has become the UK’s first infrastructure project to be awarded a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) Scheme Certificate for its ambitious sustainability strategy on Phase 1 of the project. The assessment demonstrates that HS2 is committed to going beyond enhancement and protection of the environment, to address the key social and economic impacts of the development. It includes features such as working in harmony with communities, being a great neighbour, putting safety and wellbeing at the heart of the project, and building sustainable economic benefits for the whole of the UK, such as better skills and career opportunities for a new…

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