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First phase of “UK’s largest new city centre public park” opens

First phase of “UK’s largest new city centre public park” opens

The first phase of a new park in a major mixed-use development in Leeds has opened to the public. Located within the city’s South Bank, Aire Park sits on the former Tetley Brewery site. Once complete, it will include residential, commercial and recreational spaces as well as eight acres of public parkland. Tetley Green is one of first areas of...

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New fund launches at Chelsea for edible skatepark landscapes

New fund launches at Chelsea for edible skatepark landscapes

A funding initiative has been launched to support the rollout of edible skatepark landscapes across the UK. The Planet Good Earth Fund recognises the mental health and wellbeing that these spaces can offer young people by bringing together skateboarding and community gardening. It was announced at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where a...

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Asda unveils plans for new town centre in London

Asda unveils plans for new town centre in London

Asda has announced that it is entering the housing market as it backs plans for a major mixed-use development in north west London. The retailer is partnering with property developer Barratt London to redevelop the 10-acre site of its existing Park Royal superstore in what is one of the largest land deals of the last couple of years. Ian...

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Work begins on Leicestershire’s first garden village

Work begins on Leicestershire’s first garden village

A 9ft Hollywood inspired landmark sign marks the start of construction on Leicestershire’s first garden village. Broadnook Garden Village, situated on the cusp of the National Forest of Charnwood, aims to encapsulate the best elements from surrounding Charnwood villages into one purpose built community. More than 50% of the village will be...

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Land Studio to deliver “nature-led” project on the Welsh coast

Land Studio to deliver “nature-led” project on the Welsh coast

Land Studio is partnering with Gwynedd Council to deliver a new design for the public realm space at the Viaduct Gardens in Barmouth, mid Wales. The Chester based studio’s plans will look to alleviate historic flooding issues through the use of open and covered SuDs systems. Surface water collected will be retained in new coastal themed planting...

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Grant Associates appointed to reimagine Greek campus

Grant Associates appointed to reimagine Greek campus

Landscape architects Grant Associates has been appointed alongside lead architects Bennetts Associates to revitalise the Anatolio College campus, Greece. The design centres on a ‘forest campus’ theme, refreshing the original spaces identity, as well as improving upon the existing architecture. Other key objectives include, further integrating...

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Plans unveiled for major Crystal Palace Park regeneration

Plans unveiled for major Crystal Palace Park regeneration

Lead designer for phase one of the Crystal Palace Park regeneration project, HTA Design, has unveiled initial plans for the multi-million pound project. Bromley Council’s £17.50m regeneration project, delivered in partnership with the Crystal Palace Park Trust, will see many of the historic Victorian park’s original features restored. HTA Design...

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Austin Design Works achieves B Corp Certification

Austin Design Works achieves B Corp Certification

Austin Design Works has become a Certified B Corporation (B Corp), recognising the landscape architecture’s 20 plus year commitment to sustainable landscape design and architecture. The Gloucestershire based architectural design practice achieved an overall impact score of 97.1 across the five assessment pillars: governance, workers, community,...

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Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Walsall Town Centre is undergoing a series of improvements as part of the borough’s £1.5bn programme of investment. The £11.4m Connected Gateway project will reconfigure the walkway between the railway and bus stations in Park Street, making it straighter and wider for a more ‘attractive arrival experience.’ ‘More greenery’ will be added here and...

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Plans approved for new UEL health campus with 40% green space

Plans approved for new UEL health campus with 40% green space

The London Borough of Newham has granted planning permission for a new health campus at the University of East London (UEL), with approved plans including 40% green space and the planting of 50 trees. The development at Water Lane in Stratford will also include the construction of a new academic building as well as improved lighting and safety...

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Unanimous approval for London’s largest estate restoration to date

Unanimous approval for London’s largest estate restoration to date

London’s largest estate regeneration to date, Carpenters Estate, gets unanimous approval from London Legacy Development Corporation. The plans were brought forward by Newham Council’s wholly owned development company Populo Living, with a project team led by Tibbalds for the Tibbalds CampbellReith JV. The project’s masterplan, developed by...

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Gillespies working on “landmark” conservation visitor attraction

Gillespies working on “landmark” conservation visitor attraction

Planning permission is being sought for an ‘immersive’ new visitor attraction by the owners of a farming estate in the market town of Oakham. International landscape architecture practice Gillespies has been brought on board to restore an area of parkland landscaped by Humphry Repton in the 18th century and to create a nature and wildlife reserve...

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