How the new buildings could look from Bixteth Street (Image: Liverpool City Council) Commercial property Hotels & Casinos Investment Local Authority Mixed use Parks Regeneration 

Liverpool office and hotel development remains controversial

Plans have been submitted for a controversial new office development that looks set to transform a swathe of Liverpool’s commercial district. If approved, the Pall Mall proposals would see three new office blocks and a hotel built on open land behind the former Exchange Station – and new public open space created as well. But the city council-led plans have proved divisive , with green space campaigners and neighbours angry because the project requires Bixteth Gardens, a city centre public space, to be built over. And councillors were met with…

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Artist impression of proposed Capital Mall, Pretoria Local Authority Mixed use Residential Shopping centres 

South Africa: massive mall approved to anchor mixed use development

The development by one of South Africa’s oldest rural shopping centre developers, McCormick Property Development (MPD), of a massive shopping mall in Pretoria West costing at least R1.2 billion has been given the green light. The development, Capital Mall, has been stuck in limbo, but an appeal to halt the development was overturned during a sitting of the City of Tshwane’s Municipal Appeals Tribunal (MAT) in April, the developers said. “With direct access approved off both the N4 highway and WF Nkomo (Church) Street and situated on the planned N4/R55…

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Mixed use Television Centre redevelopment shortlisted for top award

London Bridge station, Southbank Centre, Television Centre and Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery are all in the running for the top prize. Architects’ Journal has announced the shortlist for its AJ100 Building of the Year award, with four London projects making the seven-building list. The award is given to the best building completed by an AJ100-listed practice in the past year, with the winner revealed at the annual AJ100 gala dinner event on June 19 at the Tower of London. Television Centre The dramatic three-year transformation of west London’s iconic BBC…

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