Aerial image of Thoresby (CGI)

Mixed use development proposed for Nottinghamshire’s last deep coal mine site

Plans for a mixed-use development at the former Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire, that could create over 1,000 jobs, have been recommended for approval. Thoresby Colliery closed in 2015, with the loss of 600 jobs. It was the last deep coal mine to close in Nottinghamshire. Harworth Group, who are behind the plans for the site, are looking to redevelop it into an 800 home residential development, a strategic employment site, comprising of over 32,000 sq m of space, a Country Park, a local centre, containing a mix of leisure, commercial,…

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Leonardo building, Sandton

South Africa: ‘lifestyle destination’ to become tallest building in Africa

South Africa’s financial hub Sandton is set to become home to the tallest building in Africa with The Leonardo – a 55-storey mixed-used property development by the Legacy Group and Nedbank – scheduled to be complete by the second quarter of this year. The R3 billion skyscraper towering over Sandton Central can be seen for miles and will be some 230 metres tall. This will see the Leonardo pipping the height of the 223-metre Carlton Centre in Johannesburg’s CBD as the tallest building on the continent. It also makes the…

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Marrickville Metro planned development artist impression

A$142m mall facelift to “celebrate the food and art culture” of Sydney’s inner west

The popular Marrickville Metro shopping centre in Sydney’s inner west, is to undergo a $142 million upgrade to take advantage of the stronger demand for food-related retailing in these densely populated locations. One of the busiest centres, the Metro will see an increased weighting to al fresco dining, expanded supermarkets, leisure outlets and more fresh food offerings. The development, which AMP Capital is managing on behalf of owner UniSuper, will extend the existing Metro centre to the south between Smidmore and Edinburgh Roads, Marrickville. Once completed, Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre…

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