April 20, 2018

Planning approval given for colliery regeneration plan


Outline planning permission has been given to the construction of 800 new homes on a former colliery site in Nottinghamshire. Harworth Group, which specialises in regenerating brownfield sites, has secured a resolution to grant planning permission for a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Thoresby Colliery near Sherwood Forest. The 450-acre site will provide up to 800 new homes and 250,000 sq ft of employment space, through the consent granted by Newark & Sherwood District Council.  The current masterplan provides for new housing, a retirement village, a primary school, a 25-acre business park, leisure facilities and a 300-acre country park. The…

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Broadway Malyan win award for mixed use project in China

Broadway Malyan

Hefei ID Mall is one of the winners of the MIPIM Asia Award 2017 for Best Mixed Use Development. Designed by Broadway Malyan, the scheme includes a 70,000sqm shopping mall on five levels, 15,000sqm supermarket and 45,000sqm office tower incorporating cinema, food court and rooftop restaurant. The 150m office tower has achieved a “Green Star” rating and has an impressive 70% area efficiency. The office space has been designed at Grade A standard to attract high-end occupiers. The scheme will now progress to the final round, where it is up against Lotte World Tower and Mall in Seoul, South Korea and…

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Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches


New art destination will combine gallery with public sculpture park and showcase South Australia’s exceptional collection of international and Australian, including Aboriginal, art Two-stage competition seeks outstanding design team for new Adelaide landmark Prominent site on Adelaide’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard is adjacent to the historic Adelaide Botanic Garden and close to the Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide Contemporary’s world-first Gallery of Time will draw from the State’s collection to place Aboriginal art and culture in conversation with work from European and Asian cultures Competition is open to international and Australian architects – with a requirement for international practices…

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Sweco appointed to four-year Notting Hill housing consultant framework


Leading engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco has been appointed to the Notting Hill Housing consultant framework as the housing association looks to build nearly 8,000 more homes over the next five years. The consultancy will provide transport planning and landscape architecture services as part of ongoing and future projects, which will see the housing association increase its portfolio from the 32,000 properties it currently manages. Notting Hill Housing was established in 1963 and is one of London’s leading housing associations. It aims to provide high quality homes in the capital for those who could not otherwise afford them. Kelly…

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Integrated transport and development strategy changing the shape of Dar es Salaam


Broadway Malyan has completed the first stage of a major commission to help create strategic guidelines for a new transport network in East Africa’s fastest growing city. The practice’s masterplanning team is leading an international advisory team in preparing the strategic framework for Dar es Salaam’s proposed 137 km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network corridor. The practice was appointed in December 2016 for the 18 month commission by the Tanzanian Government’s President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) for the project, which is sponsored by The World Bank and Nordic Development Fund. The first phase of the project –…

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BDP wins Great Ormond Street Hospital competition


An interdisciplinary team from BDP has won the design competition for the Phase 4 redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). BDP teamed up with contractor John Sisk & Son to compete in the contest. The new clinical building on Great Ormond Street in central London will become the hospital’s new front door, replacing outdated facilities with a high-quality environment consistent with the hospital’s world-renowned paediatric care and research activities. The design brief for the competition was created in partnership with staff, patients and families and articulated their shared aspiration for a building to express the GOSH guiding principle: The…

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Three new directors have been appointed at FPCR


Three new directors have been appointed at FPCR with the following statement on their website: “FPCR are pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors. Peter Hoy and Kurt Goodman, will join Dr Suzanne Mansfield to head up ecology within the practice. Peter specialises in all things ecological, and although a zoology graduate, he now has a particular interest in all things botanical. Kurt Goodman has particular expertise in protected species legislation and licensing. “Dan Houghton is a landscape architect, and brings his specialist knowledge of technology to the board. Together Peter, Kurt and Dan already have over 50…

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Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath based landscape architect Grant Associates, has been appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership. Andrew, who is also a Bath resident and co-founder of community arts event Forest of Imagination, will help shape the future strategy of the Partnership, which aims to benefit Bath’s unique landscape for people, communities and heritage. Bathscape Landscape Partnership is made up of a wide range of public, private and charitable organisations including Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES), National Trust, Cotswold Conservation Board, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath Preservation Trust, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and…

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National Infrastructure Commission reveals gallery of final design concepts for the Cambridge to Oxford connection: ideas competition


The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the four final design concepts for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition in an online gallery. Launched in June, the competition sought inspirational yet achievable visions for future development of this key economic area, covering Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford. Finalists focused on integrating infrastructure and development to create sustainable and liveable places appropriate to the corridor. Finalists’ ideas for enhancing the corridor include a new National Park; an archipelago of linked, distinctive and compact places; a series of ecologically-rich urban campuses; and a reimagining of the 21st-century…

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Unlocking local potential: LDA Design to talk garden villages


Earlier this year, the government named the first ever garden villages. This new initiative has the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England. From Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon to West Carclaze in Cornwall; from Welborne in Hampshire to St Cuthberts in Cumbria, the 14 new villages will have access to a government fund of £6million over the next two financial years. It’s an investment which emphasises the need for locally-led development. Much rests on it. Get these right, and we will create welcoming, enterprising new places which will help to address the real and pressing need for housing….

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