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Macdonald House

Indian developer sets sights on London with £3bn war chest


Indian property developer Lodha Group has said it wants to be among the leading housing developers in London

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

Latest planning reforms prompt new office-to-resi fears


Proposed planning reforms will see vital employment space lost through conversion into housing, the government has been warned

Assael's Pontoon Dock

Assael and John Thompson win GLA housing schemes


The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) has chosen teams led by Assael Architecture and John Thompson & Partners to deliver hundreds of fast-track, privately rented homes in east London

West Grove in Elephant and Castle

AHMM and Panter Hudpith submit plans for Elephant & Castle


Lend Lease has submitted a detailed planning application for this 593-home scheme in Elephant and Castle designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Panter Hudspith Architects (PHA)

Grid Architects Swiss Cottage

Councillors block controversial Grid tower


Grid Architects-designed plans for a 24-storey tower in north-west London’s Swiss Cottage neighbourhood have been rejected by councillors - against the advice of planning officers

KCA scheme Hackney

Karakusevic Carson's Hackney scheme wins green light


Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) has won the go-ahead for this 18-home scheme in Hackney, east London.

Ian Simpson Architects

Ian Simpson gets go-ahead for Manchester flats


Soon-to-rebrand Ian Simpson Architects has won planning for an 11-storey, canalside apartment scheme in Manchester

New homes

New home approvals reach highest level since 2008


The number of planning approvals for new homes has risen to the highest level for six years, according to figures released from the Home Builders Federation (HBF)

Fletcher Priest Waterbeach

Trio of architects scoops Cambridgeshire housing


Fletcher Priest, Mole Architects and John Thompson and Partners have been appointed to work on a huge housing scheme on Ministry of Defence (MOD) land in Cambridgeshire

House building

England sees largest growth in housing starts since 1976


Figures released by the government today show housing starts are up by 22 per cent year on year

Brandon Lewis

Housing minister Brandon Lewis calls for more ‘bungalow love’


The new housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has called for the nation – and particularly builders – to love bungalows ‘a little bit more’


Housebuilder calls for green-belt development reform


The chief executive of housebuilder Persimmon has called for a relaxation of rules on developing green-belt land as the company announced increased sales and profits

5plus reworked designs for the Axis tower (August 2014)

Manchester's Axis office tower re-emerges as homes


Stalled plans for a 18-storey office block in Manchester have been brought back to life by 5plus Architects - as a 28-storey residential tower

Coffey Architects

Construction begins on Coffey's St Albans house


[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Work is set to begin on Coffey Architects private house in Harpenden, St Albans

Nick Clegg

Clegg: Homeowners won’t lose out from garden cities


Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has suggested homeowners could receive compensation if their homes are affected by plans for new garden cities

Colville Estate in east London - Phase 3 approved July 2014

Hackney approves towers by Karakusevic Carson and Chipperfield


Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects have won planning for two apartment towers on the Colville Estate in Hackney, east London

Morrow and Lorraine Great Marlborough Street

Office-to-resi schemes ‘fuelling’ commercial shortages


Planning changes allowing offices to be converted into homes have fuelled shortages of commercial space in London and the South East, according to a new report


Alsop heliport tower cleared for take-off


Wandsworth Council has approved a 15-storey residential tower designed by Will Alsop’s ALL Design practice next to London Heliport, in Battersea.

Alison Brooks Architects' proposal for Peabody's Archway site

Revealed: Peabody names new major projects panel


Architects including 2014 Stirling Prize-shortlisted practices Haworth Tompkins and Mecanoo among nine named to deliver 5,000 new homes

Brandon Lewis

New housing minister: ‘We must maintain momentum on housebuilding’


In his first interview since becoming the new joint planning and housing minister, Brandon Lewis talks about his role, council housebuilding and what can be learned from Stirling Prize-winning schemes

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