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Brent Cross masterplan includes leisure and hospitality within ‘park town’

Argent Related has revealed plans for a new £5bn park town in Brent Cross called Brent Cross Town. The masterplan for the 180-acre site formerly known as Brent Cross South will deliver 6,700 new homes, 3m sq ft of office space, as well as leisure and hospitality amenities with a strong focus on sports and leisure facilities. Argent was selected to develop the site in partnership with Barnet Council in 2015, beating off rival bids from a partnership between Barratt and London & Quadrant; Capital & Counties Properties; and Far East…

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Cranes and scaffolding, Australia. Photo by Annie Basile on Unsplash

White paper asks how today’s UK developments will affect planning strategy

New ‘sustainable development’ examination test will not set a ‘lower bar’ for local plans, says white paper advisor The government’s proposed new test that local plans will need to meet to pass examination should make it easier for strategic sites to come forward but will not “lower the bar” overall, one of the expert advisors to the planning changes has revealed… … visit Planning to read full story (subscription required, with 14-day free trial) Main image: cranes and scaffolding. Photo by Annie Basile on Unsplash Inset image: Founders Arms development, London. Photo…

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entrance, MEGA SilkWay, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Sustainability awards recognises largest Kazakh mall and leisure/cinemas

The Your BREEAM Award gives the public the chance to choose their favourite project from all those shortlisted, over 8,000 votes were recorded and the winning project was Mega Silk Way. The awards recognise the projects and organisations that, in the view of the independent judging panel, provide the best balance between performance, replicability and innovation. The winners selected range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities. The BREEAM awards cover…

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